Wheat production highly satisfactory in Rangpur

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Wheat production highly satisfactory in Rangpur

RANGPUR: A wheat field at Darsona area in Rangpur Sadar Upazila signals a bumper production of the crop this season. — FE photo

Our Correspondent

RANGPUR, Mar 5: As a congenial climatic condition has been prevailing in the region, the farmers of Rangpur division are expecting a bumper production of wheat in this current season.

According to the Department of Agriculture extension (DAE) sources, a total of 82,307 hectares of land have been brought under wheat cultivation this year in 8 districts under Rangpur division with a production target of 2,30,460 metric tonnes.

Of the total some 4,541 hectares of land have been brought under wheat cultivation in Rangpur district, 13,478 hectares in Kurigram, 6,096 hectares in Nilphamari, 1310 hectares in Lalmonirhat, 2,326 hectares in Gaibandha, 26,011 hectares in Dinajpur, 12, 271 hectares in Thakurgaon , 16,274 hectares in Panchagarh district.

Shahjahan Ali (55), A farmer at Shantoshpur village under Mithapuker Upazila in Rangpur district told the FE that he cultivated wheat on 3 bighas of land and the condition of its growth is satisfactory. Adequate water supply, agri-inputs and conducive weather favoured wheat production this year, he also said.

Additional director of DAE Rangpur Mohsin Ali said smooth supply of water and agri-inputs such as fertilisers and pesticides boosted wheat cultivation in the region which made the farmers optimistic about achieving a bumper production of this crop during the current season, he added.

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