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Published 10:27 pm | January 13, 2020

The tender wheat plants are growing excellent amid favourable weather predicting better production despite a
little shortfall in the fixed farming target in Rangpur agriculture region this season. Officials of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers have finally cultivated wheat on 18,810 hectares of land, 3,324 hectares or
13.07 percent less than the fixed target on 22,050 hectares of land in the region.

The DAE has fixed a target of producing 71,736 tonnes of wheat in all five districts Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari during this current Rabi season. Deputy Director of DAE at its regional office Agriculturist Md. Moniruzzaman said the fixed wheat farming target could not be achieved following crop diversification and farming of maize on more lands in the region like in the previous couple of years

The farmers have cultivated wheat on 18,726 hectares of land, including 2,085 hectares in Rangpur, 3,150 hectares in Gaibandha, 6,806 hectares in Kurigram, 1,480 hectares in Lalmonirhat and 5,205 hectares of land in Nilphamari districts in the region.

“We are expecting a better wheat production as farmers have sowed high quality, disease resistant and stress tolerant variety wheat seeds on their crop lands using conservation agriculture (CA)-based technologies,” he said. The farmers have mostly cultivated high yielding wheat varieties like ‘Bijoy’, ‘Pradip’, ‘Sotabdhi’, BARI Gom25, BARI Gom26, BARI Gom27, BARI Gom28 and BARI Gom29 and the harvesting process will begin from April next.

Talking to BSS, farmers Echhahaq Alim Aiyub Ali, Lokman Hossain and Monser Ali of different villages here said they are expecting excellent wheat production as the tender plants growing superbly amid favourable climatic conditions this season.

Talking to BSS, Senior Coordinator (Agriculture and Environment) of RDRS Bangladesh Agriculturist Mamunur Rashid said farmers are mostly cultivating stress tolerant varieties of wheat adopting CA-based technologies to get better yield at reduced costs.

Additional Director of the DAE for Rangpur region Agriculturist Muhammad Ali also predicted a better wheat yield adding that necessary assistance were provided to farmers to expand cultivation of less irrigation water consuming cereal crops like wheat.

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