T-Aman cultivation progressing fast in Netrakona

T-Aman cultivation progressing fast in Netrakona

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T-Aman cultivation is progressing fast in all the ten upazilas of Netrakona district during the current season.
Farmers are rendering their field-level service round the clock with a hope to achieve bumper production of the T-Aman paddy following favorable climate condition and financial and logistic support including adequate supply of seed and fertilizer and other agricultural inputs from the government.District Agricultural Extension Department (DAED) Office sources here said, meanwhile the Aman cultivators could cultivate the T-Aman paddy on 1,28,295 hectares of land exceeding the district’s T-Aman farming target fixed at 1,6,464 hectares of land this year.The T-Aman paddy production target was fixed at 4,64,397 tonnes this year, but now the Aman paddy growers are expecting to produce over six lakhs tonnes of paddy if the weather condition remained favorable during the harvesting period, the sources said.contacted, the deputy director of the DAED, Netrakona Bilash Chandra Paul told BSS here today that the government took various farmers-friendly programmes including supplying of improved quality Aman seeds, fertilizers and other agricultural equipments and distribution of Bank loans to the farmers for encouraging them to put in their best efforts to make the T-Aman cultivation programme a success.Replying to a question, the deputy director said that the field -workers and crops specialists of the DAED, Netrakona are extending cooperation to the farmers to let them know about the modern methods of T-Aman cultivation for getting satisfactory output of the paddy by reducing the production costs.Apart from this, the farmers has been imparted training by the crops specialists of the DAED to take integrated pest management (IPM) methods and other latest technologies for protecting their Aman paddy from pest attacks and other diseases, he added.BSS, Netrakona

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