WET AND DRY CROPS
Based upon the uses of irrigation water, the crops can be classified as wet crops and dry crops.
- Wet Crops. Wet crops are those crops which require irrigation water.
- Dry Crops. These are such crops which do not require irrigation water.
- All the crops require moisture to maintain their growth.
- Some crops require less amount of water while others more quantity of water.
- Any crop may be dry crop or wet crop.
- It all depends upon the rainfall and water requirements of the crops.
- If rainfall is causal then only such crops should be sown as dry crops which require comparatively less amount of water.
- If rainfall is quite enough for ordinary cereal crops they can be sow dry crops.
- The same crops which can be soar as dry crop in moderate rainfall region can be soar as wet crop in areas of scanty rainfall.
- The crops which require lot of water and that too for quite a long base period, can generally be grown by irrigation only.
- Dry crops are generally those crops which require very little water and that water is supplied by natural rainfall.
- Yield of wet crop is more than dry crop.