@meritnation expert! isn't the second answer यथा+इष्ट? i hav learnt in my lesson!
Maize is normally a kharif crop, planted for an autumn harvest. In the US, it's called "corn", and is usually planted in mid-spring for an autumn harvest.
Kharafi crop , refers to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of any domesticated plant sown in the rainy (monsoon) season on the Asian subcontinent. Such crops are planted for autumn harvest and may also be called the summer or monsoon crop in India.