Mohan is a farmer in Bihar. He lives on the bank of river Ganga. He also cultivates the main crop of that area. Name the crop that Mohan cultivates?. Mention the geographical conditions required for the cultivation of that crop.
The crop that Mohan grows is rice.
Rice is a tropical crop requiring high temperature and rainfall. it grows well in ankle deep waters.Rice grows best in hot and wet tropical and subtropical regions. There are two types of rice - lowland rice is grown in the river basins,deltas and coastal plains while upland rice grown on the terraced hill slopes.Rice requires temperatures of about 25°C during growing seasons, Rainfall required is 150-200cm and the fields should be flooded.Clayey and alluvial soil is required.chemical fertilizers and insecticides are also used.