“The crop is subtropical in nature. A hard frost is injurious to it. It requires at least 210 frost-free days and 50 to 100 centimeters of rainfall for its growth. A light well-drained soil capable of retaining moisture is ideally suited for the cultivation of the crop.” Which one of the following is that crop?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2020 Prelims]

(a) Cotton

(b) Jute

(c) Sugarcane

(d) Tea


Answer: (a)

Explanation:

  • Cotton cultivation is feasible in different soil types globally.
  • However, deep fertile soils that possess sufficient humus content, high water retention capacity, and good internal drainage are most favorable for cotton growth.
  • Cotton can be grown in regions where the number of frost-free days available is a minimum of 180-200 days.
  • For germination to occur at an optimal rate, the temperature range required is between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Lower temperatures below 18 degrees Celsius can cause delayed germination of cotton.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

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