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Well-drained, coarse textured and sandy loam soil is suitable for groundnut production.

The sub-soil as well as surface soil play an important role in obtaining higher yield and the quality of groundnut. A well-drained, coarse textured and sandy loam soil is suitable for groundnut production. Pods produced on these soils will be clean and bright as desirable market trait. Soil which contains an appreciable amount of clay may result in crust formation and the pegs may not be able to penetrate into the soil for fruiting, moreover, it is very difficult to harvest groundnut grown on such type of soils. Sandy loam soils are generally low in fertility, therefore, balanced doses of fertilizer and their timely application is very important.

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