Is Sugarcane a Kharif or Rabi Crop?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 25th, 2022

Sugarcane is a Kharif crop. It takes almost a year to grow. Sugarcane is one of the major crops grown in India. It is a tropical as well as a subtropical crop. It requires a hot and humid climate with a temperature of 21°C to 27°C and annual rainfall between 75cm. and 100cm. India is the second largest producer of sugarcane only after Brazil.

What is Sugarcane?

A species of tall, perennial grass that is used for sugar production is called sugarcane. The plants are rich in sucrose and they are 2 to 6 m tall with stout, jointed, and fibrous. More details on sugarcane is given below:

  • The major sugarcane-producing states are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana.
  • In India, it is among the important plantation crops.

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  • Sugarcane is a Kharif crop. It is a crop of tropical areas. It is cultivated in sub-humid and humid climates.

  • Brazil is the largest producer of sugarcane followed by India.

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