State : Andhra Pradesh
Agro Climatic Region: East Coast Plains & Hills Region

NARP Zone Zonal Research Station Districts Suitable Crops Crop Information
AP-1 Krishna Zone  Lam   West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Part of East Godavari (excluding uplands), Khammam, Nalgonda and Prakasam.  Rice, Cotton, Black gram, Green gram, Groundnut, Fodder, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Chillies, Coconut, Sesamum.  RICE ,
COTON ,
GROUNDNUT ,
TAPIOCA
 
AP-2 North Coastal Zone   Anakapalle   Srikakulam, Vizyanagaram, Visakhapatnam districts and upland taluks of East Godavari District.   Rice, Black gram, Green gram, Groundnut, Sugarcane, Sesame, Pearl millet, Mesta, finger millets, Horse gram.  RICE ,
BLACK GRAM ,
GREEN GRAM ,
SESAMUM
 
AP-3 Southern Zone   Tirupathi   Nellore, Ghittoor, southern parts of Prakasam and Cuddapah and eastern parts of Anantpur districts.  Rice, Red gram, Groundnut, Pearl millet, finger millets, Horse gram, Sorghum.  RICE ,
RED GRAM ,
GROUNDNUT ,
PEARLMILLET
 
AP-8 Godavari Zone  Lam   West Godavari, Guntur and Part of East Godavari (excluding uplands), Khammam, Nalgonda and Prakasam.  Rice, Cotton, Black gram, Green gram, Groundnut, Fodder, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Chillies, Coconut, Sesamum.  RICE ,
COTTON ,
BLACK GRAM ,
GREEN GRAM
 

Agro Climatic Features of the Sub Regions
Sub Region Rainfall(in mm) Climate Soil Crop
North Orissa Coast  1287  Moist sub-humid  Deltaic alluvial, coastal alluvial, laterite, red   Rice, groundnut, jute, sesame, Ragi 
South Coastal Andhra  996  Semi-arid  Deltaic alluvium, deep black, red, sandy, red & bl  Rice, cotton, Jowar, tobacco, groundnut 
North Coastal Tamil Nadu  1036  Semi-arid  Red loamy, red sandy, coastal alluvium  Rice, groundnut, Bajra, Jowar 
North Coastal Andhra  1128  Dry sub-humid  Red loamy, laterite medium black, red, sandy, coas  Rice, Ragi, groundnut, Bajra, sesame 
Tanjavur  1113  Semi-arid to dry sub-humid  Deltaic alluvium, red loamy  Rice, groundnut, sesame, sugarcane 
South Coastal Tamil Nadu  780  Semi-arid (drier half)  Mixed Red & Black, coastal alluvium  Rice, cotton, Bajra, groundnut 
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Agro Climatic Regions in Andhra Pradesh

State : Andhra Pradesh
Agro Climatic Region: Southern Plateau and Hills Region

NARP Zone Zonal Research Station Districts Suitable Crops Crop Information
AP-6 Scarce Rainfall Zone of Rayalaseema   Nandyal   Kurnool, Anantpur (except south-eastern part), western part of Prakasam, southern part of Mobaboobnagar and north-western parts of Cuddapah.  Groundnut, SDorghum, Seteria, Rice, Cotton, Corriender, and Pearlmillets.  GROUNDNUT ,
SORGHUM ,
COTTON ,
RICE
 

Agro Climatic Features of the Sub Regions
Sub Region Rainfall(in mm) Climate Soil Crop
South Region of Karnataka and North Region of Tamilnadu (Sub-region-5)  865  Semi-arid  Red loamy, red sandy  Ragi, Jowar, groundnut, rice 
Northern Dry Region of Karnataka (Sub-region-1)  769  Semi-arid & arid  Medium, black, Red loamy  Jowar, cotton, groundnut, Bajra 
South Telangana (Sub-region-3)  725  Semi-arid & arid  Red sandy, medium to deep black  Jowar, rice, castor, groundnut 
North Telangana (Sub-region-4)  1001  Semi-arid (wetter half)  Deep black, medium black  Rice, Jowar, maize, cotton, groundnut 
Central Region of Karnataka and Rayalseema (Sub-region-2)  677  Semi-arid  Red loamy, medium black, red sandy, coastal alluvi  Groundnut, Ragi, Jowar, Rice 
Central Plateau of Tamilnadu (Sub-region-6)  841  Semi-arid to Dry sub-humid  Mixed red and black red loamy, deltaic alluvium  Rice, Jowar, groundnut, Bajra 
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