Root rot disease frustrates garlic growers in Bogura | 2019-01-22

Root rot disease frustrates garlic growers in Bogura

A Correspondent

22 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

BOGURA: Good number of garlic growers are seen severely upset due to massive root rotting disease from last couple of week in Bogura district.

The farmers are taking measure steps with assistance of authority concern but not getting noticeable result, said farmer Lokmna Hossain under Kahaloo upazila of the district.

According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office peasants of the region cultivated garlic on around 1130 hectares of land this season hoping for good output.

While visiting the correspondent found that the plants are getting dry and roots are rotting rapidly. The farmers are spraying pesticide several times but got no benefit.

Finding no other alternatives many growers of Dupchanchia, Kahaloo, Adamdighi, Shibganj and Nandigram upazilas have started  harvesting their produced immature spice and consequently they are not getting expected yield.

Meanwhile, more than 290 hectares of land have been immensely affected with the disease. Rest of the crops may be affected if they don’t take precaution steps.

The peasants are seeking the real way for rescuing the miseries condition by any cost. But, the spice filed has been affected again and again elsewhere the region.

The farmers demand that the disease is causing massive damage to many garlic fields at different villages of the twelve upazila this season before the eyes of the helpless farmers.

“I have cultivated the spice on 2 decimals of land this season with the hope to earn good profit,” said farmer Wadud Hossain under sadar upazila.

He again said, “My hope got doused with the disease when I found more than 60 percent of my field got damaged because of the disease and the process is going on.”   

Expressing frustration a number of growers told this year market price of the crop is very low. DAE office sources said farmers are being given necessary advices to combat the disease.