|Published : 19 Mar 2017, 21:36:39|
Maize cultivation on the rise in Tangail
TANGAIL, Mar 19: Maize cultivation is increasing in the district.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Tangail, maize cultivation in most the upazilas of the district has been raised in recent times. The farmers of the Char areas cultivate the crop on the vast tract of land every year as sandy soil is suitable for its farming.
The DAE said the target to produce 12,520 tonnes of maize from 2,825 hectares of land has been fixed this season.
It is about 800 hectares higher than the last season, the DAE added.
Farmers of the area are showing more interest in farming maize as the cultivation process is simple. It requires a nominal cost to be produced. Moreover farmers make massive profit due to the high market prices.
Nargis Akhter, sub-assistant agri official of DAE said maize cultivation is increasing in the district. The crop can be grown in all the seasons of a year, she added.
Moyez Uddin, a farmer of Bhuapur upazila said he is farming maize on 66 decimals of land this season and expecting a bumper production.
Another farmer Ismail Hossain said maize cultivation is profitable. It does not required frequent irrigation. So the farmers do not need to spend much money to grow it.