Paddy seedlings affected by cold injuries are seen in the Boro seed beds of the upazila’s Dhalua, Mokhora, Hesakhal UP. Advanced paddy seedlings have turned yellow in more than half of the plants.
Abdur,a farmer of Gomkot village of the upazila said that, for the two acres of land, the seed bed has been built in eight centuries. Some plants of seedling are being lost in yellow and white. So he has to cultivate by purchasing rice plants from others. Plants price will be high on this. That’s why the government’s help is wanted.
Hesakhal UP Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officer Imam Hossain said when the cold injuries affect the seedbeds, the farmers are advised to use ashes, Thiobit mixed with urea fertilizers and fog down. Besides, there are shade trees beside all seed beds. Besides this, they are being asked to arrange the sunlight by pruning all the stalks of trees.
Farok Hossain, Deputy Assistant Agriculture Officer of Doulakhar UP, said about 80 hectares of Boro seed bed was prepared in my block. Where the cold injuries were attacked; I told them to use Antrophil fungus medicines. The seedlings are better now.
Upazila acting agriculture officer Rezaul Haque said that the plants with cold injuries were asked to cover with polythene during the day. It is advisable to break the fog during the morning and to give new water on it. Boro seed bed has been prepared in 7 hundred 34 hectares of land in the upazila this year. The target of boro cultivation has been fixed at 12 thousand 550 hectares of land. If the natural disaster doesn’t occur, then the expected target will be achieved.