27133 hectares of land brought under T-Aman cultivation in Manikganj
Published: 01:32 PM, 14 October 2021
Farmers in Manikganj are expecting excellent production of Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) rice as the plants of the paddy are growing well thanks to favourable weather alongside providing agri-inputs.
According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources, a total of 27133 hectares of land was brought under T-Aman cultivation during the current season in all seven upazilas of the district. But T-Aman of 1800 hectares was damaged by the flood water.
Md. Shahjahan Ali Biswas, Deputy Director of DAE said, "Our field level officials are extending all necessary supports including agri-inputs and proper use of fertilizers in the land according to fertility.
Farmers are cultivating high-yielding varieties of rice including BRI-49, BRI-39, BRI-51, BRI-52 and BINA-7. Nazirshail, Rajbhog, Kotoktara, Pajam and Dapo are popular local varieties, the sources added.
A farmer of village Mouhali under Baratia Union of Ghior upazila said after cultivating mustard, Boro paddy, he has cultivated T-Aman paddy on his land and hopes for a good production of the paddy.
Like Abdul Hafij many other farmers have been cultivating three crops in the same land for the last some years, The farmers are interested to cultivate Aman paddy for getting straw for their Cattle.