15,000 hectares brought under wheat cultivation in Panchagarh

4 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

PANCHAGARH: A total of 15,000 hectares of land have been brought under wheat cultivation this season in the district with a production target of 62,000 tonnes of wheat, reports BSS.

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) is expecting to achieve the bumper wheat production in the district during the current season because of favorable climate.

Last year, wheat cultivation target was five thousand of land, DAE sources said. Of the total land, 7,000 hectares of land have been cultivation Prodip variety, 4,000 hectares of land under Bijoy, 2,500 hectares of land under Sotapdi and 6,500 hectares of land under Bari-1, 2, 3 variety.

DAE Deputy director Sheikh Abu Bakkar Siddik told the agency wheat cultivation has increased this year then the last year, because less expensive of wheat cultivation..

Farmers Abdul Majid, Subash Chandra of village Sabuspara under Debiganj Upazila of the district said that at least 10 maunds of wheat can be harvested from one bigha of land.