If Wheat is Sown in the Kharif Season, What Would Happen? Discuss

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

If wheat is sown in the Kharif season, the crop may be destroyed due to excess water, or optimum growth may not be achieved. There are mainly two types of crops – Kharif and Rabi crops. Kharif crops are sown during the monsoon season from June to September and are harvested in September and October.

In contrast, rabi crops such as wheat are sown in the winter season from October to December and are harvested from April to June.

What will happen if Wheat is Sown in Kharif Season?

Wheat is a Rabi crop and hence, it is not sown in the Kharif season. The right time for the sowing of Rabi crops is from October to December. Such crops need a warm temperature for the germination of seeds and a low temperature for the growth of the crop.

  • Kharif Season indicates the period between June and October.
  • This time period is completely unfavourable for a Rabi crop owing to the different weather conditions.
  • This period is mostly monsoon and experiences heavy rainfall which doesn’t suit wheat which is a Rabi crop.

Wheat requires less water for its growth. In the Kharif season, there are heavy rainfalls that lead to the destruction of crops. Therefore, Wheat is not sown during the Kharif season. The crops sown in the rainy season are called Kharif crops. In India, the rainy season is usually from June to September. The Kharif crops are maize, paddy, soybean, groundnut, and cotton.

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