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Farmers get bumper Aus yield in Jamalpur

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  • 28 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Farmers get bumper Aus yield in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR: Farmers in the district got bumper production of Aus paddy with a yield of 10707 tonnes of rice this year.

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) office sources said farmers already completed harvesting of the crop on August 25.

The office said the crop has economically benefitted farmers comprehensively as they cultivated it expending less cost.

It said the peasants did not pay for irrigation while they had to use fertiliser at very limited scale as the soil remained fertile after harvesting Boro.

Farmers got the excellent production of Aus due to favourable weather and in absence of pest attack amid three years, sources said.

Farmers cultivated Aus on 4045 hectares of land with a production target 10611 tonnes of rice this Kharip-1 season. But, they surpassed the production target by 107 tonnes this year.

DAE office sources said farmers cultivated two varieties of Aus paddy, of which, high yielding variety on 3952 hectares with a production target 10493 tonnes and local on 93 hectares with a production target on 118 tonnes.

Against the target, farmers got high yielding variety rice of 10553.60 tonnes and local 153.56 tonnes, they said.

The government disbursed incentive to 6000 small and marginal farmers in the district to increase Aus production.

Under the incentive, each farmer received 5 kilogram seeds, 20 kilogram Di-ammonium phosphate (DAP) and 10 kilogram Muriate of potash (MOP) free of cost for cultivating Aus on one Bigha of land.

Additional Deputy Director of DAE Mohammad Shakhawat Ikram said after consecutive three years, farmers got surplus yield of Aus paddy due to good weather and implementation of incentive programme.