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Bumper yield of Abdul Guti paddy variants in Tarash


Published : 18 Nov 2021 09:07 PM

The name of the paddy is 'Abdul Guti'. Due to the thinner rice, higher prices and bumper yields in three seasons, it is now a popular variety of rice in the Chalanbeel region. 

Abdul Guti has taken a place in the seed repository of the region by competing with various high yielding varieties of rice invented by BRRI. Seed growers said Abdul Guti's cultivation has spread to Sirajganj, Pabna, Natore and Bogura districts.

Md. Abdul, a marginal farmer of Palashi village in Tarash upazila of Sirajganj bought the local variety 'Guti' rice seeds for the transplanting season from Singra Upazila five years ago.

After planting the seedlings from the seed, he saw that it was a different kind of rice. Due to the high yield in three seasons, the local farmers collect seeds from it. They named the paddy "Abdul Guti" after Abdul.

Although the characteristics of this rice are similar to those of BRRI-Dhan-36, ‘Abdul Guti’ is completely different in taste and aroma. Inventor Md.Abdul and the farmers said that Abdul Guti produces 24 to 26 mounds per bigha in Boro season, 14 to 16 mounds in Aush season and 16 to 18 mounds per bigha in Aman season.