Sesbania farming to retain fertile strength of soil
Published: 05:43 PM, 12 June 2021
Sesbania bispinosa farming to retain the fertile strength of the soil
Sesbania bispinosa has been extensively cultivated Nilphamari Domar-based seed potato farm (BADC) to prevent more expenditure on agricultural production and to maintain the quality of soil on unplanned use of artificial fertilizers that reduce soil fertility.
About the cultivation of Sesbania bispinosa, Domar BADC deputy director Abu Taleb Mia said sesbania has been cultivated on the farm for 21 years. 17 food products are important for the proper completion of the life cycle of a food grain plant. These nutrients are collected from the air and soil to form leaves.
Sesbania bispinosa has been cultivated on 350 acres of farmland this season. There is no additional cost except plowing and seeds. Ground food is usually processed within 55 to 60 days. Sesbania is also used for the restoration of soil vitality, desirable production, maintaining the environmental balance, increasing soil fertility, maintaining soil health and organic manure. Sesbania yields 25 to 30 tonnes per hectare – which provides 100-150 kg of nitrogen and equivalent to 220-250 kg of urea fertilizer.
“I would like to give this message to the marginal farmers. We will all benefit if the farmers use that method,” said Abu Taleb Mia, added that this initiative is to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.