Farmers urged to cultivate drought-tolerant wheat

25 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Scientists and researchers here have urged the grassroots farmers to bring more lands under the cultivation of drought tolerant and blast resistant wheat variety in the region to boost its yield, reports BSS.

They mentioned that substantial and sustainable boosting of both acreage and yield of wheat is very important for food security in the present water-stressed condition.

Promotion of BARI Gom 28 and BARI Gom 30, both are blast resistant and drought tolerant, can be the vital means of boosting yield of the cereal crop.

The scientists revealed this while addressing a farmers’ field day and crop-cutting ceremony titled “Heat and Drought tolerant and Blast Resistant Wheat Variety Production in Drought-prone area” at Shahapur under Charghat upazila in the district on Saturday afternoon.