Farmers expect bumper Boro yield in Netrakona

Boro cultivators and crops specialists are expecting bumper production
of Boro paddy during this season as  harvesting of the paddy is
nearing to completion with excellent yield rates in the district.
District Agriculture Extension Department (DAED) Netrakona office
sources here said that the farmers could bring a total of 1,74,420
hectors of land  under the Boro paddy cultivation in ten upazilas of
the district exceeding the yearly Boro cultivation target of the
district where a target was fixed for cultivating Boro paddy on
1,70,655 hectors  of land.
The DAED set a target for producing 6.5 lakhs metric tons of  Boro
rice in the district, the sources said.
Meanwhile, the crops specialists and field-level officials of the DAED
are expecting that over seven lakhs metric tons of Boro rice would be
produced in the district if the weather condition remained favourable
till ending of the   harvesting period and the growers could complete
harvesting the paddy properly, the sources added.
Meanwhile, the farmers completed harvesting of 95 percent of Boro
paddy and  harvesting of  rest of the Boro paddy in the district would
be completed within a week or two  weeks, the deputy director of the
DAED Kazi Nurul Islam said.
Referring the official reports submitted by the crop specialists of
the DAED, the deputy director informed that the yield rate of high
yielding variety (HYV) of Boro rice is being marked  at 3.6 or 3.9
metric tons per hector of land, and the yield rate of local variety of
Boro paddy  at two metric tons or 2.2 metric tons of Boro rice per
hector and the yield rate of hybrid variety of Boro rice marked at
five metric tons or 5.5 metric tons  in most of the areas of the
The farmers could achieve the bumper production of the Boro rice this
season due to favorable weather- condition, adequate supply of
necessary agricultural equipments  including improved quality of Boro
seeds, mixed fertilizers,  irrigational machineries and ensuring
proper electricity supply to the rural areas for keeping the
irrigational machineries operative by the state-run agencies including
BADC , BCIC and DAED , the deputy director said.
Besides, the state-run commercial banks including Bangladesh Krishi
Banks undertaken special programs for disbursing agricultural-loans to
make the Boro cultivators capable for making their Boro cultivation
program  successful, the Deputy director added.
(Our Correspondent)

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