Tuesday, 3 October, 2023

Bumper Boro yield expected in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj: Boro farmers in the district are expecting  bumper yield this season as cultivation has exceeded the target and weather remained favourable so far, reports UNB.

According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), a total of 51,555 hectares of land have been brought under boro cultivation as the farmers are showing more interest in its cultivation .

This year, the DAE has set a target to cultivate boro paddy on 51,150 hectares of land but the farmers cultivated 51,555 hectares exceeding the target, said deputy director of DAE, Palash Sarkar.

They also expect to produce 2,35,606 metric tonnes of boro paddy this year, if the weather remains favorable and no crisis is created over fertilizer, pesticides  and seed , he said.

During a recent visit to different parts of the district, this correspondent found that the farmers are passing busy time nurturing their green fields through irrigation, spraying pesticides and using fertilizers.

Farmers are cultivating Ufsi and Hybrid varieties of paddy in their field as it is more profitable than the other varieties.

Manjur Ali, a farmer in Sadar upazila said “I have bought eight bighas of land under boro cultivation. I did not face any shortage of seeds and fertilizers this year but the price of pesticides has shot up.”

Akbar Ali, another boro grower, said “I have made a good profit after selling Aman paddy and no I have brought seven bighas of land under boro cultivation and there was no difficulty in irrigation due to uninterrupted power supply.”

Abed Ali, another farmer in Dakkhinshohor area, said he has brought two bighas of land under Boro cultivation and the paddy plants are in good position.

Besides, there is no attack of insects till now which created hope among them about getting bumper production of paddy.