Use of bio-slurry may boost crop production

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Use of bio-slurry may boost crop production

THAKURGAON, Nov. 4 (BSS) : The farmers of Thakurgaon district have been using bio-slurry, a high quality bio- fertilizer in the ‘aman’ paddy fields and also in other crop fields. Bio-slurry is the cow dung remains after producing bio- gas in the bio-gas plant.

A day-long training workshop for the bio-gas plants owners and users (farmers)of bio-slurry was held on Thursday at Thakurgaon Agriculture Research center (TARC).

Organized by Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI) the training workshop was presided over by the Senior Scientific Officer of TARC Dr. Md. Obaidul Haque.

The farmers and the bio-gas plant owners were given training by Scientific officer (Field Research division) of BARI, Alamnagar, Rangpur Md. Afzal Hossain; Senior Scientific officer of wheat research center Nashipur, Dinajpur Dr. Md. Abu Zaman Sarkar and Training officer of Thakurgaon Directorate of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Pratip Kumar Mondol.

The trainers during the training said that bio-slurry is a high quality bio- fertilizer. In bio-slurry foreign matters like grasses, straws etc. do not remain because after producing bio- gas bio-slurry is produced. The use of bio-slurry resists the growth of weeds in the crop lands. The farmers those who have bio-gas plants in one hand could get bio-gas and on the other hand bio-slurry. By using bio-slurry the farmers could get more production.

The trainers showed different techniques of using bio-slurry in the crop fields.

The trainers also advised the farmers to create awareness among other farmers who have not taken training to use bio-slurry in their crop lands for more production.

Earlier, a field visit day was held at Singpara village under Salandar Union of Thakurgaon sadar upazila where the UP Chairman Fazle Elahi Chowdhury (Mukut), Senior Scientific officer of TARC Dr. Md. Obaidul Haque and Training officer of DAE Pratip Kumar Mondol were present.

A total of 60 farmers and bio-gas plant owners were present in the training workshop and field day.

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