Simulation of Peanut Cropping Systems to Improve Production Efficiency and Enhance Natural Resource management


The goal of UFL 13P was to adapt the Florida developed PNUTGRO crop growth model to West Africa Conditions. Ultimately, the model will be used in systems analysis to hypothesize genetic and management strategies in technology development, and policy decisions to minimize weather risk and improve resource use efficiency.


Yield gaps data have been accumulated to allow evaluation of production constraints. Soil fertility problems are indicated as a major factor in loss of yield potential. Although the project does no cover post-harvest aspects, it may not need too, but should be closely linked to the aflatoxin projects to allow use of growth models/GIS systems to model aflatoxin risk/management scenarios. The data will contribute to the development of risk management strategies.


Production efficiency

Lead Scientist

Dr. Kenneth J. Boote
University of Florida

Benin Collaborators

J. Detongnou, INRAB
M. Adomou, INRAB

Ghana Collaborators

Dr. J.B. Naab, SARI, Tamale
Dr. K.O. Marfo, SARI, Tamale