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Differentiate Between Food Crops and Cash Crops and Give Two Examples of Each. - Biology

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Differentiate between food crops and cash crops and give two examples of each.

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Solution

Differences:
Food crops

  1. These are crops which are grown for food such as cereals: wheat, rice, maize, pulses, oil seeds.
  2. These grow in the plains generally.
  3. These are annuals and complete their cycle in one season as in case of wheat, rice maize, gram, beans, peas.

Cash crops

  1. These are crops which are cultivated for commercial purposes such as tea, coffee, rubber, coconut, spices.
  2. These grow in the hilly areas on the slopes as water of rain should not stand in the roots as in case of tea.
  3. These plants are perennials. These plants live for more than two years. Tea, coffee require pruning before winter.
Concept: Agriculture: Cultivated Crops (Food-crops and Cash Crops), Crops Grown in India
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Selina Concise Biology Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 9 Food Production
Long Answer Questions | Q 5 | Page 95
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