RAJSHAHI: Agricultural scientists and researchers urged the farmers to cultivate wheat by using seeder machine to boost yield to meet its gradually mounting demand, reports BSS.
They said the machine developed by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) will also help lessening pressure on irrigation water for the wheat farming side by side with minimizing the production cost in the vast Barind tract.They revealed this while addressing two separate farmers’ field day meetings on projection of the seeder machine at Dhamdhum Badhair and Bijoynagar Colonypara villages under Tanore and Godagari upazilas respectively in the district on Saturday.
Farm Machinery and Post-harvest Process Engineering (FMPE) Division and On-Farm Research Division (OFRD), Barind centre under BARI jointly organized the meetings in association with Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF). More than 160 farmers both male and females joined the programmes.
Principal Investigator and Chief Scientific Officer of FMPE Dr Ayub Hossain and its Senior Scientific Officer Dr Arshadul Hoque addressed the meetings as focal persons while Upazila Agriculture Officer Saifullah Ahmmed spoke as special guest with Senior Scientific Officer of OFRD (Barind Centre) Dr Shakhawat Hossain in the chair.