The area of the District which mostly covers
the old disjointed parts of the former State of Dhar presents, in
its lower parts, a phenomenon of rising lands from the Narmada valley
into rugged and broken hills and valleys with water courses and
soil that is too rich. The rest of it is an open and undulating
plateau with the soil being black and of high fertility.
The principal agriculture seasons are Kharif,
the autumn or rain harvest and rabi the spring or cold water
harvest. The more important among the crops of the District include,
jowar, makka, or maize, bajara, rice( known locally
as sal), kodon ( also known as bhadli), tuar,
mung and urad, tilli or sesamum and remeli, kapas
or cotton and tobacco, all grown in Kharif. while gehun
or wheat, chana or gram, jau or barley, masur
or lentil. tiwada and batla, alsi or linseed and
sarson mustard and sugarcane are all rabi crops.