Keywords : Groundnut


Performance of groundnut to different soil fertility amendments in coastal sandy soil

Arunkumar S.; Arivazhagan K.; Sriramachadrasekharan M. V.

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue Special Issue ICSTM 12S, Pages 93-97
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.268

A field experiment was carried out using groundnut variety VRI 2 in coastal sandy soil  in Pichavaram coastal village near Chidambaram which represented sandy texture and had a pH-7.44, EC-0.12  dSm-1 and available NPK of 139, 15 and 143 Kg ha-1, respectively. The experiment conducted were nine treatments viz., T1 – Absolute control, T2 - 100% RDF Alone, T3 - 125% RDF Alone, T4 - 100% RDF + Press mud @ 10 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract, T5 – 100% RDF + Vermicompost @ 6 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract, T6 – 100% RDF + Coirpith Compost @ 6 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract, T7 – 125% RDF + Press mud @ 10 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract, T8 – 125% RDF + Vermicompost @ 6 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract, T9 – 125% RDF + Coirpith Compost @ 6 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract. The result revealed that application of 125% RDF + Press mud @ 10 t ha-1 + Sea weed extract (T7) recorded higher values in parameters viz., plant height (63.30cm), Leaf area index (1.48), Number of leaves (45.30), Dry matter production (3816), Pod yield (2157), Kernel yield (1119), nitrogen uptake (68.92), phosphorus uptake(12.64), Potassium uptake (12.64), Calcium uptake (61.57), Magnesium uptake (23.64) and BC ratio (2.88).

Groundnut Peeling Shelling Machine

Mani A; Manishkumar P; Krishna M; Karthick U

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 6, Pages 136-139
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.51

In India, most land is used for agricultural purposes which produces semi- finished products or goods. Groundnut is also one of the agricultural semi- finished goods. Groundnut is grown on small scale farmers in developing countries like India. The average kernel price is approximately twice the price of pod. . Lack of groundnut processing machines, especially groundnut Sheller, is a major problem of groundnut production, especially in our country India. In the beginning the peanuts were separated from its shells by the workers. They simply decoct the groundnut by their hands and separate the peanuts from its shell. The output from this method was very low and it does not fulfill the market demand because it was a very timeconsuming process. Regression models that could be used to express the relationship existing between the Sheller performance indices, pod moisture content and feed rate were established. This paper describes the design and fabrication of various components of groundnut Sheller machines. Hence in this design of various parts are necessary, and design of various parts due to which the design quality of those parts will be improved. Overall, this project involves processes like design, fabrication and assembling of different components etc.