MANIKGANJ: Farmers are expecting bumper production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy due to favorable weather alongside getting necessary agri-inputs in time.
The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources said a total of 27133 hectares of land was brought under T-Aman cultivation during the current season in all seven upazilas of the district. But T-Aman of 1800 hectares was damaged by the flood water.
Farmers are cultivating high-yielding varieties of rice including BRI-49, BRI-39, BRI-51, BRI-52 and BINA-7. Nazirshail, Rajbhog, Kotoktara, Pajam and Dapo are popular local varieties, the sources added.
Abdur Hafij, (50), a farmer of village Mouhali under Baratia Union of Ghior upazila said after cultivating mustard, Boro paddy, he has cultivated T-Aman paddy on his land and hopes for a good production of the paddy.
Like Abdul Hafij many other farmers have been cultivating three crops in the same land for the last some years, The farmers are interested to cultivate Aman paddy for getting straw for their Cattle.