A bumper manufacturing of mustard seeds is probably going in Rangpur agriculture area throughout this 2021-2022 Rabi season as harvest of the crop has already begun with wonderful yield charges. Officers of the Division of Agricultural Extension (DAE) mentioned harvest of the crop continues in full swing on riverine char areas whereas the method is getting momentum on the principle land areas to finish the method by this month-end.
Earlier, the DAE had fastened a goal of manufacturing 53,733 tonnes of mustard from 38,710 hectares of land for all 5 districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat and Nilphamari within the area. “The fastened manufacturing goal of 53,733 tonnes of mustard for this season is larger by 2,191 tonnes in opposition to the manufacturing of 51,542 tonnes of final season,” Further Director of the DAE for Rangpur area Agriculturist Md. Mahbubur Rahman instructed BSS on Tuesday.
Farmers have lastly cultivated mustard on 39,290 hectares of land exceeding the fastened farming goal by 580 hectares of land or 1.50 p.c this season. “Until Monday, farmers have harvested mustard on 5,770 hectares of land producing 8,306 tonnes of the oilseeds at a mean yield charge of 1.44 tonnes per hectare,” Rahman mentioned.
The federal government distributed high quality mustard seeds and fertilizers as particular incentives amongst flood-hit farmers to domesticate mustard for enhancing manufacturing of the crop and recouping crop losses they incurred throughout final yr’s floods. After getting wonderful manufacturing with profitable costs between Taka 3,000 and Taka 3,200 per mound final yr, farmers have proven extra curiosity in cultivating the extremely worthwhile crop this season. “After exceeding the fastened farming goal of mustard, farmers predict to cross the fastened manufacturing goal following cultivation of excessive yielding kinds of the crop on extra land through the present season,” he mentioned.
Farmers have cultivated principally excessive yielding kinds of mustard like ‘Tori 7’, BARI-9, BARI-14, BARI-15 and BINA-4 on extra land space this season. “The DAE, Bangladesh Agriculture Analysis Institute, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) and different agri-related organizations prolonged help to farmers to make the in depth mustard cultivation programme a hit,” Rahman added.
Senior Coordinator (Agriculture and Setting) of RDRS Bangladesh Mamunur Rashid mentioned farmers have cultivated mustard on huge char areas alongside the mainland this season after getting repeated bumper output in recent times. Rashid additionally predicted a bumper manufacturing of the extremely worthwhile crop this season. Farmers Abdul Malek, Mizanur Rahman, Aiyub Ali and Aminur Rahman of various villages in Kawnia and Gangachara upazilas of Rangpur mentioned they’re anticipating a bumper manufacturing of mustard this season. Farmer Ariful Haque of village Najirdigar in Rangpur Sadar mentioned he sowed mustard seeds after harvesting quick period Aman rice on the identical land and has already began harvesting the crop.