Water Requirement of different crops



Amount of water required by a crop in its whole production period is called water requirement. The amount of water taken by crops vary considerably.
Crop Water Requirement (mm)
Paddy 900-2500
Wheat 450-650
Maize 500-800
Sugarcane 1500-2500
Sorghum 450-650
Groundnut 500-700
Cotton 700-1300
Soybean 450-700
Tobacco 400-600
Tomato 600-800
Potato 500-700
Onion 350-550

Crop Water Requirement (mm)
Chillies 500
Sunflower 350-500
Castor 500
Bean 300-500
Cabbage 380-500
Pea 350-500
Banana 1200-2200
Citrus 900-1200
Pineapple 700-1000
Gingelly 350-400
Ragi 400-450
Grape 500-1200

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