RAJSHAHI: Speakers at a function urged the farmers to fertilize their cultivable land after necessary soil test to protect its health and increase production, reports BSS.
They viewed that soil nutrients have gradually been declining due to disproportionate use of fertilizer, creating a negative impact on the soil productivity.The farmers should maintain soil health intact to boost production to ensure food security, they said. They came up with the observation while distributing fertilizer recommendation cards among farmers at the function held in Chapainawabganj on Friday afternoon.
The Soil Resource Development Institute (SRDI) under its ‘Farmers Service Programme’ hosted the card distribution ceremony at the conference hall of Regional Horticulture Research Centre (RHRC).
On the occasion, around 70 farmers were given the cards besides disseminating ideas on how to avail facilities of mobile soil test laboratory to detect soil productivity and degradation and fertilizer using guidelines online. Additional Secretary (Research) of the Ministry of Agriculture Kamolaranjon Das addressed the ceremony as chief guest.
RHRC Chief Scientific Officer Dr Horidas Chandra Mohanto and Principal Scientific Officer Dr Jamir Uddin spoke as special guests with SRDI Principal Scientific Officer Dr Nurul Islam in the chair.