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Timely harvesting of groundnut is necessary for obtaining higher yields.

Groundnut pod development takes place in the soil making it difficult to correctly judge the maturity of the crop. It is good to have considerable experience to carry out the harvesting operations efficiently without much loss of quality and yields. A proper time to commence the harvest is when a good number of pods are fully developed and are fairly intact. Maturity of pods is normally achieved when the vine begins to turn yellow and leaf shedding starts. Timely harvesting of groundnut is an important factor for getting higher yields like other crops. Early digging results in lower maturity and lower yield. Late digging results in more left over losses in the soil and high digging cost due to dry and hard soil. The optimum time of groundnut digging is determined by digging a few plants from the field and counting the mature pods. Digging should be stared when 70-75 percent pods are mature. Crop should be properly pulled out with hand tools such as khurpa, kasola or spade, and pods are picked up from the soil as much as possible. A tractor mounted digger is also available and could be used for digging.

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