Crops

Plantation Crops [Part 2]

June 29, 2012
By Krishiworld
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The area intended for planting is first cleared of forest growth and adequate steps are taken to prevent . Planting lines are traced(as at present on contour on hill slopes) and pits of a convenient size(generally 30-45 cm deep and 24 cm wide) are dug. The normal accepted spacing is 120 X 75 cm,...

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Plantation Crops [Part 1]

June 28, 2012
By Krishiworld
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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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Commercial Crops: Oilseed crops & ground nuts (Part 2)

June 8, 2012
By Krishiworld
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DISTRIBUTION, AREA AND PRODUCTION The major groundnut-producing countries of the world are India, China, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burma and the USA. Out of the total area of 18.9 million hectares and the total production of 17.8 million tonnes in the world, these countries account for 69% of the area and 70% of the production....

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Commercial Crops: Oilseed crops & ground nuts

June 7, 2012
By Krishiworld
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OILSEED CROPS OILSEED 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 oilseed map of the world, India occupies...

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FRUIT CROPS – TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL FRUITS

May 12, 2012
By Krishiworld
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(A) TROPICAL AND SUB-TROPICAL FRUITS Banana. Banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) occupies over 1,64,000 hectares, mainly in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. Though some inferior types of banana are found growing as far north as the Himalayas, its commercial importance is mainly limited to the more tropical conditions,...

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