Workshop on ‘reducing rice yield gap’ held in Netrakona

The agricultural –experts at a day long workshop on “minimisation of
rice yield gap through training and demonstration on modern
cultivation” held here on Tuesday last  said that the target of
production of rice in research station is higher, but in field –level
it is not up to that production-level due to various reasons including
not use of proper dose of fertilizer, optimum seedling age and lack of
proper irrigation  and other inter-cultural operation.
They underlined the need for undertaking more and  more modern
technological training and demonstration program in field-levels to
let the farmers know the methods of minimizing the rice yield gap
between the research station and the field –level side by side with
ensuring the food security of the country.
Netrakona district agricultural extension department (DAED) organized
the workshop at it’s conference room here today where a total of 50
persons including farmers, agricultural officers and journalists
attended the workshop.
Additional director of agricultural extension department  Mymensingh
region Mohammad Aminul Islam as chief guest, formally inaugurated the
workshop when deputy director of the DAED Netrakona Kazi Nurul Islam
presided over the inaugural session of the workshop.
It was addressed, among others, by deputy director of DAED Mymensing
Mohammad Mohtarul Haque, training officer of  DAED Netrakona Subash
Chandra Gaiyen and general secretary of Netrakona Press club Muklesur
Rahman Khan.
(Our Correspondent)

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