Critical Stages for Irrigation in Different Crops
The stage at which the reduction in yield takes place due to water stress.
It is also called as moisture sensitive period.
|Name of the Crop Critical Stages|
Paddy/Rice Tillering, Panicle Initiation, Heading, and Flowering.
Wheat Crown Root Initiation, Tillering to Booting
Sorghum Booting, Blooming, and Milky Dough Stage
Maize Silking and Tasseling to Dough Stage.
Pearl millet Heading and Flowering
Finger millet Primordial Initiation and Flowering
Barley Jointing, booting, and heading
Corn Tasseling, Silk stage
Chickpea Late Vegetative Phage
Black gram Flowering and Pod Setting
Green gram Flowering and Pod Setting
Beans Flowering and Pod Setting
Peas Flowering and Early Pod Formation
Alfalfa After Cutting and Flowering
Groundnut Flowering, Peg Formation, and Pod Development
Sesame Blooming to Maturity
Sunflower Pre-flowering to Post-flowering
Soybean Blooming and Seed Formation
Safflower From rosette to flowering
Castor Full growing period
Onion Bulb Formation and Pre-flowering
Tomato Flowering and Fruit Setting
Chilies Flowering and Fruit Setting
Cabbage Head Formation
Potato Tuber Initiation to Maturity
Carrot Root Enlargement
Cotton Flowering and Boll Formation
Sugarcane Maximum vegetative stage
Tobacco Immediately after transplanting
Coconut Nursery stage root enlargement
Citrus Flowering, Fruit Setting, and Fruit Enlargement
Mango Pre-flowering and Fruit Setting.
Sugarbeet Post- thinning
Banana Throughout the growth
Coffee Flowering and fruiting development