2,650 tonnes boro seeds allotted for Jamalpur, Sherpur

2,650 tonnes boro seeds allotted for Jamalpur, Sherpur

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Seed Marketing, a wing of Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC), has allotted 2,650 tonnes boro seed for Jamalpur and Sherpur districts this current season.According to Seed Marketing office, in the current robi season 1,349 tonnes of boro seed have been allotted for Jamalpur district and 1,301 tonnes for Sherpur district.The office sources said nine varieties of the boro seeds will be sold among the farmers through 370 dealers in the two districts.The varieties are BR-3, BR-14, BR-16, BR-26, BRRI-28, BRRI-29, BRRI-58, BINA-10 and SL-8H (High breed).The sources said farmers can buy per kilogram seeds at Tk 35 to Tk 35.50 according to the varieties.Deputy Director, Seed Marketing, Md Reazul Islam Tutul said farmers are keen to cultivate their lands with the BADC seeds for its standard quality and good germination.He said farmers also can buy seeds from its two sale centers—one in Jamalpur and another in Sherpur district. -BSS, Jamalpur

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