Ribbon retting for rotting jute plants stressed

Agriculture experts at a discussion here yesterday afternoon stressed
for using the low-cost ribbon retting technology in rotting jute
plants amid water scarcity to get upgraded quality of the fibre with
increased production.
They were addressing the discussion arranged on the occasion of a
farmers’ field day on ‘Extension of Ribbon Retting Technology of Jute
at Farmers’ Levels’ at Joyram Anwar village under Pairaband union in
Mithapukur upazila here.
Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) from
Khamarbari in Dhaka Shamsul Bari attended and addressed the
discussion, organised by the Mithapukur Upazila DAE, as the chief
Mithapukur Upazila Agriculture Officer Dr Sarwarul Haque took part as
the main discussant and elaborately narrated the lowest cost ribbon
retting technology that helps the farmers retting jute plants easily
and everywhere despite droughts of water scarcity.
The agriculture experts provided practical and on-spot knowledge to
over 200 farmers on ribbon retting technology for separating jute
fibre from harvested jute plants and retting those easily adopting the
technology at their homesteads.
They also narrated the lowest-cost ribbon retting technology and its
tremendous benefits in overcoming drought-like situation and water
scarcity for rotting jute plants to get the best quality fibre with
maximum yields and prices.
They said increasing multidimensional use of jute products has been
enhancing jute demand faster in the global markets following adverse
effects of synthetic fibre on environment ushering a new hope for
revival past glory of the golden fibre.
At the same time, they elaborated various traditional and low-cost
retting ways including ribbon retting during droughts or water
scarcity to improve the quality and grade of jute-kenaf/mesta-fibre to
ensure higher market prices.
They called upon the farmers for large-scale adoption of the
technology that has become indispensable for the future following
adverse climate change impacts affecting agriculture sector and
creating water scarcity for rotting jute plants. -BSS, Rangpur

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