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common name for several different genera of twining herbaceous, leguminous plants with geocarpie (underground fruits), chiefly the peanutpeanut,
name for a low, annual leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea) of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) and for its edible seeds. Native to South America and cultivated there for millenia, it is said to have been introduced to Africa by early explorers, and Africans
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. Groundnuts are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.
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groundnut

(not the same as other plants called “groundnut”) A vine with edible beans and tuberous roots. red/brown/purple flowers. One of the most popular edible plant foods of North American indians. Very high in starch and protein (3x more than potatoes). Very popular steamed, roasted, boiled etc. Sometimes there are entire strings of potato-like bulges growing along a root or stem, like a beaded necklace.
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groundnut

1. a North American climbing leguminous plant, Apios tuberosa, with fragrant brown flowers and small edible underground tubers
2. the tuber of this plant
3. any of several other plants having underground nutlike parts
4. Brit another name for peanut
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Aflatoxin is fungi which grow alongside crops especially maize and groundnut in the field and subsequently contaminate the crop.
He warns that if the citizens cannot go back to the soil and begin to produce enough food and stop importing rice, pepper and groundnuts from other countries, the rate will continue to go higher.
The overall comparison of the rodent burrows occurrence in groundnut crop indicated a significantly higher number inside the crop as compared to the field edges at maturity stage.
He said that to cater to the local demand commencing from November up to February, traders import huge quantity of 1,25,000 tons of groundnuts from around eight countries around the world including China, United States and other countries situated in the African region but the Department of Plant Protection has abruptly stopped issuing Import Permit with an excuse to secure the businesses of local producers which is likely to result in cancellation of already finalized import deals of this commodity.
Production of root crops, plantain, groundnuts, and rice has increased the most, whereas that of traditional cereal crops has grown less rapidly.
"The Groundnut sector in Senegal is currently under restructuring and we are expecting a high yield for Groundnut this year, and this financing will play an important role to support this year's groundnut season.
Succumbing to pressure, the poultry farmer increased the price of millets, groundnuts and dals by few paise per kilogram of the produce he bought, increased the pay and sanctioned certain allowances to his workers.
Iftikhar Ahmad presented recognition certificates and cash awards of Rs.150,000 each to Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) Groundnut,Malik Shah Nawaz and PSO Oil Seed Programme (NARC) Dr.
Iftikhar Ahmad presented the certificates and cash awards of Rs.150,000 each to Principal Scientific Officer (PSO) Groundnut, Malik Shah Nawaz and PSO Oil Seed Programme (NARC) Dr.
Thus groundnuts can be utilized successfully as a substitute for the nutrition in the various bacteriological culture media.
Abstract Field trials were conducted in randomized completed block design with three replications for the screening of five cultivars of groundnut (BARD-92, 699, 479, BARI-2000 and Golden) against aphid (Aphis craccivora).