Bumper maize production expected in Joypurhat

Bumper maize production expected in Joypurhat

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Farmers of three upazilas in the district are expecting a bumper production of maize this year due to favorable weather.
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources said, a total of 600 hectares of land were brought under the maize cultivation in three upazilas of the district this year with the production target of 4,000 tonnes of maize.Of the total land, about 100 hectares were brought under maize cultivation in Joypurhat Sadar upazila, 350 hectares in Panchbibi upazila and 150 hectares in Akkelpur upazila.DAE source said maize cultivation gained popularity here over the recent years due to its easy cultivation process and chief labour cost.A farmer can produce 20 to 25 mounds of maize on one bigha of land by spending of Taka about 3,000 and can earn from the land Taka 7,000, the agriculture office sources said.Deputy Director of DAE Abdul Hannan said farmers will achieve bumper output of maize this year and expect fair prices of the crop. -BSS, Joypurhat

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