Kharif Crops: (crops means: when a similar plant grown on fields) that are sown in the rainy season from June to September are characterized as Kharif Crops. Groundnut, Paddy (rice), Maize all need more water to cultivate, so grown in the rainy season thus called Kharif Crops.
According to the Indian farming and as per season of Kharif crops, In this crop category, we can include rice, maize, sorghum, pearl millet/bajra, finger millet/ragi, arhar, soybean, groundnut, cotton etc. The rabi crops include wheat, barley, oats, chickpea/gram, linseed, mustard etc.
In India, the season starts in June and ends in October. The Kharif crops are harvested at the end of the monsoon season October or November month. In Kharif crops category rice, moong dal, millets, urad and maize are among the key crops of Kharif season. According to the season six types of Kharif crops: food crops, fiber crops, feed crops, industrial crops, oil crops and ornamental crops. As per the world's most popular food crops, we can include grains, corn, wheat and rice.