Evaluation of Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) Cultivars for Destabilized Ecosystem of North Eastern Hill Region

M. A. Ansari*, B. U. Choudhury, S. S. Roy, S. K. Sharma, P. K. Saraswat, R. K. Mishra, I. M. Singh, A. L. Singh, B. Lal, N. Prakash

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Performance of 27 improved groundnut cultivars were assessed for agronomic and physiological traits associated to improve the productivity in degraded acid soils under rainfed hilly ecosystem. The cultivars ICGS-76 and ICGV-86590 produced significantly (p<0.05) higher pod yield with more than 39% improvement over JL-24. The study also identified five more promising cultivars viz. ICGS-5, TKG-19 A, TG-37-A, GG-11 and GG-21 with 19-38% higher yield over the check. The low productivity of cereals in the acidic and moisture stressed Jhum degraded upland soils of rainfed hilly ecosystem of Eastern Himalayan Region is a major concern for socio-economic improvement of resource poor farmers. Adoption of these cultivars is expected to increase the productivity and net income to a tune of 93.2% without incurring any additional costs to the prevailing production system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberLR-4202
Pages (from-to)1240-1246
Number of pages7
JournalLegume Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Agronomic traits
  • Production economics
  • Production efficiency
  • Rainfed groundnut

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science


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