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Maize cultivated on 6,000 hectares in Panchagarh

Maize cultivated on 6,000 hectares in Panchagarh

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PANCHAGARH: Farmers cultivated maize on around 6,000 hectares of land with a production target of 4,000 tonnes of the crop this year, DAE sources said.
They are expecting a bumper production of the crop. The farmers cultivated NK-40, PACIFIC-984, and BRAC-60 varieties abundantly aiming a high yield, DAE added.
A farmer of Boroshosho village under Boda upazila, Sahidul Islam, said he cultivated maize in two acres of land spending Tk 20,000. I am hopeful of earning at least Tk 50,000 to 60,000.
Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer Saiful Islam said the department also put emphasis on innovation of time-befitting scientific technologies, skills and stress-tolerant maize varieties along with farmer’s involvement to increase the crop production.
The field level workers are motivating the root-level and marginal farmers to bring more land under maize cultivation in this district, he added
Harvest of the crop is now going on in full swing in five upazilas of the district with an excellent yield rate.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources said the satisfactory price and high demand encouraged the farmers of the region to grow maize on a large scale in their fields.
Besides, the landless and river eroded char people have also brought more char lands in maize farming this year, the sources added.
Maize corn is generally used for poultry, fish and cattle feed and its demand is rising gradually over the country round the year. .     —BSS