Bumper wheat production in Faridpur

Bumper wheat production in Faridpur

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Wheat production target has been achieved successfully in the district in the current season.According to Agriculture Extension Office (AEO) sources wheat was cultivated on 31,510 hectares of land in the current season exceeding the official target of cultivating on 26,630 hectares in the district.The production target of wheat has also been increased from 74, 546 tonnes to one lakh tonnes in the district reflecting a sigh of relief for the farmers who incurred losses in the past Aman -Boro season due to low price.However that loss of Boro paddy prompted them to bring more land under wheat cultivation who have just completed the harvesting of wheat and processing those for marketing.Farmers Nurul Islam Molla, Akir Shaikh and Fela Molla of village Gadadhar Dangi under Aliabad union of Sadar upazilla told BSS that about Taka 4000 had been spent due to seed, fertilizer, irrigation and nourishment purpose for cultivating wheat on one bigha of land while the market price of wheat is now minimum Taka 800 per maund.The minimum yield per bigha is 16 to 18 maunds this year giving smile on the gloomy faces of the farmers being frustrated with the last year’s loss in Aman -Boro paddy.According to AEO sources, 22 varieties of wheat seed were distributed this year in this district which gave positive results supported by timely availability of seed, fertilizer, irrigation and pesticides under overall favourable climatic condition during the current wheat season. -BSS, Faridpur

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