Agriculture

Consider the following crops:

  • 1. Cotton
  • 2. Groundnut
  • 3. Rice
  • 4. Wheat

Which of these are Kharif crops?

  1. 1 and 4
  2. 2, 3 and 4
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Answer

Kharif crops or monsoon crops are cultivated and harvested during the rainy (monsoon) season in the South Asia, which lasts between April and October depending on the area. Cotton, groundnut and rice (paddy) are Kharif crops.

Rabi crops refer to agricultural crops sown in winter and harvested in the spring. Wheat is major Rabi crop.

The correct option is D.