Major food crops are rice, jowar, ragi, bajra, maize, and pulses.
Cotton, sugarcane, coconut, tea and coffee as well as a number of horticultural
products like bananas and mangoes are cash crops while ground
nuts, sesame, sun flower are important oil seeds crops .
is the main crop. It is raised in three crops. Viz the first
crop is known as 'Kuruvali' ( the short term crop) with a duration
of three and a half to four months from June to July
to Oct-Nov. The second crop is called the 'Thaladi' has a
duration of 5 to 6 months Oct -Nov to Feb -March. Third is 'Samba
'(the long term) crop and has a duration of almost 6 months from
Aug to January. Chief source of irrigation are the rivers tanks
and wells .