The harvesting of mustard in the district is going on in full swing as the cultivators have achieved bumper production in the current season due to favourable weather, officials said, reports BSS. Bumper production and its fair prices during last several years, the farmers of seven upazilas of the district have been spreading the areas of mustard cultivation every year.
Easy cultivation and harvesting process and lower production cost is also a reason behind the popularity of mustard cultivation in the areas, the sources added. Md. Alauddin, one of the mustard cultivators of Nabogram village under Sadar Upazil told that after harvesting the Aman, they cultivated mustard in their lands and after harvesting the mustard they would cultivate on the same land their main Boro crop.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials said, a total of 38500 hectares of land was brought under mustard cultivation in all seven upazilas of the district during the current season with a production target of 50050 metric tons of mustard. The sources said, The cultivators are happy to get maximum production as government ensured the necessary supply of seeds, fertilizers and other inputs in the right time.
Field Day on Bari-14, one of the high yielding varieties of the mustard was held on February, 5 at Boika village under Balla Union of Harirampur Upazila. Bibhuti Bhushan Sarker, Additional Director, DAE , Dhaka Region was present in the programme as the chief guest while Abu Mohammad Enayet Ullah, Deputy Director, DAE, Manikganj, Zahirul Huq, Harirampur Upazila Agriculture Officer, Sanaullah Shikder, Sub-Assistant Upazila Agriculture Officer Harirampur and other officials of the department were present at the programme.