GETTING YOUR SOIL READY AND CHOOSING THE RIGHT PEANUT SEEDS
Peanut/Pistachio (Arachis hypogea)
- Varieties: Spanish Type: Local Cabri
- Cycle: 110 to 120 days | Planting period: January – Mid-April and Mid-September – December.
- Irrigated fields: start planting around September 15.
- Non-irrigated fields: wait for summer rains. The last sowings will be done around March 15 at the latest on the high plateau and April 15 in other regions.
- Climates: under humid irrigated and humid
Soils & Seeds
Peanuts can be successfully grown in a variety of soils, including those that are light, not excessively rocky, well-draining, and with a pH range from 5.0 to 7.0. Due to their legume characteristics, peanuts have the added benefit of enriching and improving the quality of poor and marginal soils.
Subsoil and plow to a depth of 30 cm to obtain a clod-free surface.
Quantity of seeds (unshelled pods)
160 to 170 kg/hectare or 65 to 70 kg/arpent
Select seeds from dry pods that have aged for three to six months and store them in a well-ventilated room. After shelling the pods, eliminate any discolored, wrinkled, or damaged seeds.
Powder with Thiram 50 DS at 3 g/kg or with Tricholife (based on Trichoderma viride) at 4 g/kg of seeds.