Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

High yielding BARI mustard makes farmers happy

Published 11:41 pm | January 15, 2020

Farmers have become happy after cultivating high yielding variety BARI mustards on their farming lands including char areas of the district during the last three years. Mustard fields on the vast tracts of land in the six upazilas of the districts have already worn eye-catching yellow look with an expectation of bumper production.

Habibur Rahman, a farmer of Adiabad village under Raipura village of the district, said the cultivation of BARI mustard has gained much popularity among the farmers of the district as they are getting good production and also fair prices of the cash crop in recent years.

Narsingdi office of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers in the district have brought 3,860 hectares of land under cultivation during the current season with the hope of getting production of 5,800 tonnes of the crop. Deputy Director, DAE Narsingdi Shovan Kumar Dhar said farmers have been given quality seeds, necessary inputs and training on the latest technologies for achieving good yield of mustard seed.

He underscored the need for using the latest agro-technologies and disseminating proper knowledge to the farmers for increasing mustard seed to achieve self-reliance in edible oil to reduce the dependency on import.
(BSS)

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