Crop-wise average duration (days), Critical Growth Stages and Water Requirement
 
PADDY (RICE)  
Critical growth stages Tiller initiation, flowering and milky stage
Average crop duration (days) 90-130
Water requirement (mm) 900-2500
   
WHEAT  
Critical growth stages Crown root initiation, flowering, joining, milky and tillering
Average crop duration (days) 135
Water requirement (mm) 400-450
   
PULSES  
Critical growth stages Flower initiation and pod filling
Average crop duration (days) 90-120
Water requirement (mm) 250-300
   
GROUNDNUT  
Critical growth stages Pegging and pod formation
Average crop duration (days) 105
Water requirement (mm) 600-450
   
SUGARCANE  
Critical growth stages Emergence, tiller formation and elongation
Average crop duration (days) 330
Water requirement (mm) 1400-3000
   
BANANA  
Critical growth stages Early vegetative phase, bunch initiation and flowering
Average crop duration (days) 300
Water requirement (mm) 3000
   
CASSAVA  
Critical growth stages Rooting, early tuberization and tuber development
Average crop duration (days) 300
Water requirement (mm) 400-750
   
MAIZE  
Critical growth stages Silking and cob development
Average crop duration (days) 100
Water requirement (mm) 400-600
   
SORGHUM (JOWAR)  
Critical growth stages Knee-height stage, flowering and grain filling
Average crop duration (days) 100-120
Water requirement (mm) 250-300
   
COTTON  
Critical growth stages Commencement of sympodial branching, flowering, boil formation and boil bursting
Average crop duration (days) 165
Water requirement (mm) 600-700