Bumper mustard output likely in Bogura

Our Correspondent

18 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bumper mustard output likely in Bogura

BOGURA: Due to fabourable weather condition and timely supply of necessary agri-input, bumper mustard output is likely in Bogura this current season.

Frequent care is boosting high yield mustard output in this district this season while the process started getting momentum in the main land.

According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office source the farmers have already begin preparation to harvest of the crop from the last week of January and it will continue till February.

With appearance of the newly harvested mustard oilseed, the average price of the crop fall down to Tk 1800 per mound against the price of Tk 2500 per mound last month in the local markets.

The farmers cultivated mustard on 33,146 hectares of land against the fixed target of bringing 23,200 hectares of land under its cultivation to produce approximately 20,000 tonnes of the oilseed in Bogura agriculture region this season.

Meanwhile, the farmers as well as Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting a better output of mustard during the current Rabi season as harvesting of the crop began with better yield rates.

Deputy Director of DAE Md Abul Kashem Azad said the farmers have mostly cultivated high yielding varieties of mustard like ‘Tori 7’, BARI-9, BARI-14, BARI-15, BINA-4 and other varieties of the oilseed on more lands.

To make the extensive mustard cultivation programme successful this season, the DAE and other agriculture related departments and banks extended necessary assistance to the farmers of the region.

Besides, the government distributed mustard seed and necessary fertilizers free of cost as incentives among small and marginal farmers of the region to cultivate mustard on one bigha of land each this season.