NETRAKONA: Jute growers in 10 upazilas of the district are expecting a bumper production this current season.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Netrakona office sources said a target was designed to cultivate jute on 4,990 hectors of land in 10 upazilas of the district with a plan to produce 44,520 bales of the golden fibre this season. Of the total targeted land, 800 hectors would be brought under capsularies variety of jute, 450 hectors under olitorius variety, 3290 hectors under Knaf variety and 450 hectors under Mesta variety.
Of those, 701 hectors of land have been brought under capsularies variety of jute, 255 hectors under olitorius variety, 3477 hectors under Knaf variety and 390 hectors under Mesta variety. Deputy Director of DAE, Netrakona, FM Mubarak Ali told if the weather condition remains favorable, the farmers would be able to cultivate jute on the rest of the targeted lands within the next fortnight.
He said field-level officials of the DAE keep providing service to let the peasants know about the modern methods of jute cultivation. The deputy director also said following instructions of the government, different state-run agencies including BADC and BCIC continue supplying of improved quality jute seed and fertilisers and other agricultural equipment to the farmers.