Major agro-ecological situations

Major Agro- ecological Situations (based on soil and topography)


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Agro ecological situation



AES1-Coastal belt

This covers the taluks of Bantwal and Mangaluru. The soils of this AES are red lateritic mixed with alluvial soil. Borewell tube wells and tanks are the major source of irrigation. Major crops include paddy, arecanut, coconut, cashew pulse crops and other vegetable crops.


Malnad region

This covers the taluks of Belthangady Puttur and Sullia. Predominant by western ghat sections. The soils are red sandy loamy and poor in soil fertility, Tanks are major irrigation source. Less emphasis on sericulture. Major crops are plantation crops and Rubber