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Farming Systems

 

 

The twin districts of  Udhampur and Reasi falls in the mid hill zone of the state. Most part both the districts is   rain fed with only 7 per cent irrigated area in Reasi and twenty percent irrigated area in Udhampur. Major crops of the districts are Maize, Wheat, Paddy, Mustard and Pulses like black gram (mash) and Green gram (moong). The other crops which have been making a significant impact on economy of the farmers are vegetables, potato, and fodder.  There is ample scope for growing mushrooms, apiaries for honey and backyard poultry.  Horticulture is another very important part of agriculture in Reasi. Citrus and mango are important crops in Reasi and pouni blocks while stone fruits and walnuts have great scope in higher elevations.  The district has immense potential for growing spices namely Onion, garlic, ginger and turmeric in specific pockets. The major crop rotations followed are as follows:

 

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