India has three cropping seasons.
Main cropping seasons
There are three main cropping seasons in India – Kharif, Rabi, and Zaid.
- From July to October,
- Monsoon Crops are harvested from September to October.
- Rice, sorghum, maize, tea, rubber, coffee, guar, Sesame, cereals like Arhar Dhal, pearl millet, soybeans, cotton, oilseeds, and such crops that need a lot of water.
- Sowing season is from October to November.
- Harvest season is from February to April, also known as winter crops
- Cold weather is required for progress.
- Less water is needed.
- Wheat, oats, barley, pulses, cereals, oilseeds, linseed, and other grains are examples.
- March to June is the best time to sowing which is between Kharif and Rabi
- For growth and flowering, it requires warm, dry weather with longer days.
- For example seasonal fruits and vegetables