Vermicompost becoming popular among farmers...

Dhaka, Wednesday   01 December 2021

Vermicompost becoming popular among farmers

 Tangail Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:27 PM, 22 October 2021  

Vermicompost is becoming more and more popular in Bashail of Tangail; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Vermicompost is becoming more and more popular in Bashail of Tangail; Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Vermicompost is becoming more and more popular in Bashail of Tangail. Many farmers are interested in using this fertilizer as it is cheaper, more efficient, environmentally friendly and affordable.

Vermicompost is produced naturally in a mixture of poultry manure, attle dung, vegetable residue, husks and water hyacinth. The quality of land can be maintained with the use of vermicompost made of perishable material.

Shariful Islam, a farmer from Northkhola village of the upazila, said this fertilizer is very useful and he is currently using this on his land and selling the rest to the farmers around. “At first, I received 10 rings and earthworms from the agriculture office. Later, I placed 8 more rings at my own cost after seeing the demand of vermicompost,” he added.

Hossain Ali, a farmer who produces vermicompost in Dapanjor village of the upazila, said 50 kg of vermicompost can be made in one ring. Earthworm, rotten dung, poultry dung, vegetable peel and water hyacinth are required to make this fertilizer. However, even if you do not get all the ingredients, this fertilizer can be made with earthworms, banana peels and rotten dung. “I got 10 rings and earthworms from the agriculture office. Now I have 25 rings,” he also said, adding that he will increase rings due to its benefit.

Habibur Rahman, deputy assistant agriculture officer of Kashil UP in Bashail upazila, said it would take one-and-a-half months to produce 50 kg of fertilizer. 50 kg of vermicompost can be used in 30 Satak of the land. Farmers are also benefiting financially as it is not costly to make the fertilizer. 

About this, Agriculture Officer of Bashail Upazila Nazneen Akhter said, “We have provided free vermicompost fertilizer to the farmers through various projects from the upazila. Seeing the benefits of this fertilizer, the farmers are making this fertilizer at their own cost day by day.” 

DailyBangladesh/AS