Bumper wheat production is expected in Faridpur

Bumper wheat production is expected in Faridpur

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Bumper wheat production is expected in the district in the current season.
According to Agriculture Extension Office (AEO) sources in the current season wheat was cultivated on 31,510 hectares of land exceeding the official target of cultivating on 26,630 hectares.The production target has also increased from 74,546 tonnes to one lakh tonnes reflecting a sigh of relief for the farmers who incurred losses in the past Aman-Boro season due to low price. However, that loss prompted them to bring more land under wheat cultivation who are now busy in harvesting wheat and processing those for marketing. According to official sources, in Sadar upazilla wheat was cultivated on 5100 hectares with the target of producing 14280 tonnes, in Charbhadrasan upazilla it was cultivated on 1000 hectares with the target of harvesting 2800 tonnes of wheat. According to the sources, in Nagarkanda upazilla 3400 hectares was brought under wheat cultivation with the target of producing 9520 tonnes of wheat, in Saltha upazilla 5600 tonnes of wheat is expected to be produced cultivating 2000 hectares of land. In Sadarpur upazilla the target of wheat cultivable land was 2500 hectares for producing 7000 tonnes of wheat while in Bhanga upazilla 4400 hectares was brought under wheat cultivation for producing 12330 tonnes. In Madhukhali upazilla, wheat production target was fixed at 8960 tonnes after cultivating on 3200 hectares of land. In Alfadanga upazilla wheat was cultivated on 4200 hectares with the production target of harvesting 2324 tonnes of wheat.
According to the sources, in Boalmari upazilla it was cultivated on 4200 hectares with the target of producing 11760 tonnes of wheat. Farmers Nurul Islam Molla, Shaikh Shafi and Fela Molla of village Gadadhar Dangi under Aliabad union of Sadar upazilla said that about Taka 4000 had to spend due to seed, fertilizer, irrigation and nourishment purpose for cultivating wheat in one bigha of land while the market price is now minimum Taka 900 per maund. The minimum yield per bigha is 16 to 18 maunds this year. According to AEO sources, 22 varieties of wheat seed were fielded this year in this district which have given positive results supported by timely availability of seed, fertilizer, irrigation and pesticides overall favorable climatic condition during the current wheat season. -BSS, Faridpur

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