The cultivators and the local agro-officials are expecting a bumper potato production in the district this season. Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said 9,920 hectares of lands have been brought under cultivation in the district with the production target of 2,24,250 tones of potato. The farmers are cultivating the crop taking logistic support from the field-level agriculture officials, DAE added.
Agriculture officer of DAE Md Rias Uddin told BSS the farmers have already completed necessary nursing of potato fields and tender plants of the crop are now growing beautifully amid favourable climatic condition.
Officials and experts of the agriculture related organizations are providing necessary suggestions to the farmers regarding the cultivation during the foggy weather.
The DAE and other agri-related departments and organizations provided quality potato seeds and other inputs to the growers to make potato cultivation programme successful.