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Peanuts: new varieties raise hopes

November 14, 2022 at 12:50 PM, Der AUDITOR
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NEW DELHI. Indian researchers are currently working to use a new hybrid technology to breed peanut varieties that are more resistant to drought and disease and are expected to provide farmers with a better income through high oil and protein content.

Slight price increases

After being stable for weeks, Indian peanut prices recovered a bit this week, although growth remains slow. Traders continue to cite the demand situation for peanuts and peanut oil as weak, in part because more goods are available than initially expected. Through a collaboration between Junagadh Agricultural University and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Indian researchers are currently developing hybrid technology that should lead to more resistant peanut varieties. These new varieties are expected to hav

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