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Good vegetables output expected in Netrakona

Farmers and crops specialists of the district Agricultural Extension
Department (AED) are expecting over 40,000 tonnes of summer vegetables
to be produced in the district during the current season where the
target of the vegetables cultivation has already been exceeded .
District Agriculture Extension Department (DAED) sources said, a total
of 2,496 hectares of land were brought under the cultivation with the
production target of 34,944 tonnes of vegetables in the district this
season.
But, the farmers could bring 2,740 hectors of land under the vegetable
cultivation exceeding it’s cultivation target by bringing additional
244 hectors of land, the sources said.  Meanwhile, the farmers have
started harvesting different varieties of summer vegetables including
ladies finger, basil, bottle guard, white guard, sweet guard, arum,
arum thus, cucumber, brinjal and patol and selling these to the
markets, the sources added.
Deputy Director of DAED, Netrakona, Kaji Nurul Islam quoting the
official reports of crop specialists and field-level officials said
that over 40,000 tonnes of summer vegetables are expected to be
produced in the district if there is no climate hazard.
The vegetable cultivators said the government through utilizing
different state-run agencies helped the farmers by supplying improved
quality seeds, fertilizers, insecticides and other agri inputs to them
side by side with providing them with bank loans and imparting
training on modern vegetable cultivation methods, the deputy director
added.
(BSS, Netrakona)

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