Monthly Archives: February 2014

Cropping Patterns

February 18, 2014
By Krishiworld

Cropping activities go on all the year-round in India, provided water is available for crops. In northern India, there are two distinct seasons, kharif (July to October), and rabi (October to March). Crops grown between March and June are known as zaid. In some parts of the country, there are no such distinct seasons, but there they...

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Medicinal & Aromatic Plants :

February 17, 2014
By Krishiworld

MEDICINAL PLANTS During the past seven or eight decades, there has been a rapid extension of the allopathic system of medical treatment in India. It generated a commercial demand for pharmacopoeial drugs and products in the country, Thus efforts were made to introduce many of these drug plants into Indian agriculture, and studies on...

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Condiments & Spices

February 6, 2014
By Krishiworld

VARIED are the uses to which spices have been put from time immemorial. They are used as additives and for the propitiation of the gods. They also stimulate digestion on account of their carminative properties. Most of the spices find place in various medicines. There are about 35 spices and condiments which can be...

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Field Crops :

February 5, 2014
By Krishiworld

CLIMATE. The Indo-Gangetic plains form the most important wheat area. The cool winters and the hot summers are very conducive to a good crop of wheat. Based on agroclimatic conditions, the country is broadly divided into five wheat zones. These are as follows: (i) The North- Western Plains Zone consisting of the plains of...

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Plantation & Commmercial Plantations Crops :

February 4, 2014
By Krishiworld

Tea. Tea (Camellia spp.) is an important beverage and the world drinks more of it than any other beverage. It is made from the tender or young leaves and unopened buds of the evergreen tea-plant, popular as a ‘healthful herb’. The tea plant is in the polymorphic species Camellia sinensis Kuntz, but recent findings...

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Oil Seed Crops – Commercial Crops :

February 3, 2014
By Krishiworld

OILSEED CROPS OIL SEED crops have been the backbone of agricultural economy of India from time immemorial. Today these crops are cultivated on about 16.5 million hectares, with total production of 10 million tonnes. This area constitutes approximately one-tenth of the total cultivated area in India. On the oil seed map of the world,...

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