Difference between rabi and kharif crops

difference between rabi and kharif crops

Differences between kharif and rabi crops:

Kharif crops are sown with the beginning of the rainy season. Rabi crops are sown after the end of the monsoon, i.e. during the winter season.
They require huge amount of water and hot weather to grow. They require warm climate for seed germination and cold climate to grow.
They require shorter day length. They require longer day length.
Sowing month is from June – July. Sowing month is from October – November.
Harvesting month is from September - October Harvesting month is from March - April
Examples: Rice, maize, cotton, groundnut, jowar, bajra, etc. Examples: Wheat, peas, gram, oilseeds, barley, etc.