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Soybean price hike pushes farmers in mustard cultiavtion

Published : Sunday, 5 December, 2021 at 7:49 PM  Count : 498
Upazila Representative

Soybean price hike pushes farmers in mustard cultiavtion

Soybean price hike pushes farmers in mustard cultiavtion

At a glimpse it may be seemed like a yellow ocean! Buzzing of bees and dance of day light are keeping their dominance in fields after fields. This is the scenario of fields in Bogura's Nandigram before the cultivation period of Borro paddy. In the wake of price hike of the Soybean oil, mustard farming is becoming popular among the farmers of this area.

Farmers of the area said not only the price hike is the only reason to cultivate this crop but cultivation of this crop also take less cultivation cost and labour than the any other crop.

A total of 4,075 hectares of land has brought under mustard cultivation in several villages, including Dalgasa and Hatua Alaipur villages, in the upazila, said  the upazila agriculture officer Adnan Babu.

The farmers said bumper harvest of mustard and reasonable price in the market and profit of it made them interested to cultivate this crop for the last several years.

Farmer Susanta Kumar Shanta of Alaipur village said, "I have cultivated mustard on 75 bighas of land this year. We get eight to nine mounds mustard crop in each bigha while its production cost is Tk 3,000 to 4,000."

"I will get the profit of Tk 20,000 to 24,000 from each bigha."

 The farmer expressed hope to get a bumper yield of this crop in this season.

Another farmer Moniruzzaman of Dalgasa village said cultivation of mustard is very profitable. "I have cultivated Bari-14 variety of Mustard this year and is expecting to get more profit than the last year."

While visiting fields in several villages our Observer correspondent found that  mustard growers in the upazila are passing busy days farming the crop amid favourable weather.

Agriculture official Babu said they are providing all kind of supports and instructions to farmers for better output.


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