Groundnuts post harvest, handling & storage Tips

Groundnuts are semi-perishable and are subject to quality losses during post harvesting, handling and storage, here are some TIPS from LFSP on groundnut post harvest management Groundnut physiological maturity Uproot one plant and closely observe: Yellowing and shedding of leaves Inside of the pods are brownish when opened Seed coat is thin with papery texture … Continue reading Groundnuts post harvest, handling & storage Tips

Shona post harvest guide

Post-harvest losses usually occur after harvesting. It usually starts first from the field after harvest, in the harvesting process, in storage, during transportation and in the markets. Several losses are known to occur because of poor facilities, lack of know-how, poor management, market dysfunction or simply the carelessness of farmers. The LFSP is supporting several … Continue reading Shona post harvest guide

Shona guide on groundnut harvesting and post harvest handling for lead farmers

Peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important economic crop in the tropical and warm temperate regions of the world. Its global production reaches up approximately 39.9 million metric tons per year, according to a report by FAO in 2015. However, one of the major problems in peanut production is the contamination with Aspergillus and aflatoxins. Aflatoxins are of great concern due … Continue reading Shona guide on groundnut harvesting and post harvest handling for lead farmers