Manual of Ground nut Production

The groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) belongs to legumes species family (Fabaceae). The ground nut was first cultivated in the valleys of Peru. It is an annual herbaceous Plant of 30-50 cm tall. Groundnut is widely cultivated as an important oil seed crop and a prime commercial crop in China, India, African Nations, and United States of America. China leads in production of groundnut, having a share of about 41.5% of overall world production, followed by India (18.2%) and United States of America (6.8%). It is grown in tropical and subtropical, temperate regions.

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