Jamalpur farmers expect bumper Boro production
Published: 02:57 PM, 23 April 2018
Farmers of all the Upazilas across Jamalpur district are expecting a bumper production of Boro paddy during the current season.
Farmers have started harvesting Boro in their fields and already harvested the paddy from 1,000 hectares of land till April 23. The harvesting of Boro will continue till May 15.
According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources, farmers cultivated Boro on 1,31,830 hectares of land with the production target of 6,04,904 tonnes of rice in the district.
Emran Hossain, Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer of DAE, said this year Boro was cultivated on 2,875 hectares more land than the target.
Of the total land, hybrid variety on 24,850 hectares of land with the production target of 97,660 tonnes of rice, High Yielding Variety (HYV) on 1,06,278 hectares with the production target of 5,05,883 tonnes of rice and local variety on 720 hectares with the production target of 1,361 tonnes of rice, he said.
DAE office sources said farmers in the district cultivated about 100 varieties of Boro paddy. Most of the farmers cultivated BRRI-29 and BRRI-28 varieties paddy. BRRI-29 was cultivated on 49,426 hectares and BRRI-28 on 46,998 hectares of land.
If the weather remains well farmers will get bumper production of Boro, said Md Aminul Islam, Deputy Director of DAE.