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Additional income in mustard cultivation

Dinajpur CorrespondentDaily-Bangladesh.com
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After cutting of aman paddy, farmers of this region cultivate mustard as an additional plantation on the land. Mustard cultivated before the cultivation of boro rice. Therefore, Dinajpur farmers are becoming more interested in mustard cultivation as an additional crop.

In spite of the adverse weather conditions of dense fog and cold wave, the bumper yields of mustard occured in the region this year. Seeds are being cultivated in soil protection. Farmers are getting help to increase the yield along with an additional income due to honey collection from field.

Farmer Ahmed Hossain of Birganj upazila said, “Mustard cultivation is a profitable crop. Many people are collecting honey from the mustard plant. Honey is getting with the help increasing the mustard yield as well as additional income.”

Birganj farmer Ali Akbar said, “No chemical fertilizer is used in mustard cultivation. Before the Boro plantation, I made an extra Tk 30 thousand on 4 bighas of land last year.”

Towfiq Iqbal, deputy director of the Department of Agricultural Extension of the district, said that the demand of mustard has increased in the district this year due to the expected yield and good prices. In Dinajpur district, there are targets for mustard cultivation on 9,000 hectares of land, but about 14,000 hectares have been planted.

Agricultureist Md Abdul Hamid said, “The mustard cultivation is beneficial to protect soil. They are economically profitable to provide advice and assistance to farmers in the cultivation of high yielding varieties of mustard cultivation in the modern methods of soil health.”

DailyBangladesh/Adnan

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