Call for growing Bina-2, Bari-2 sesame varieties for good output

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 18 Jun 2017, 21:20:02 | Updated : 19 Jun 2017, 12:44:07

Call for growing Bina-2, Bari-2 sesame varieties for good output

Our Correspondent
MAGURA: Sesame seed farming is gaining popularity in the district.

Farmers' sources said profitable varieties of Bina-2 and Bari-2 are being cultivated in the area on the commercial basis.

DAE, Magura sources said a total of 2,640 hectares of land has been brought under the farming of the two sesame varieties this season.

Per hectare production of the common varieties is 1.0 tonne while farmers can get 2.0 to 2.5 tonnes of yield from the two varieties.

Raisuddin, a farmer of Jagla village under Sadar upazila, said he is cultivating Bina-2 variety on two bighas of land this season and expecting around two maunds of production.

Md Moniruzzaman, senior scientific office of Regional Spices Research Centre, BARI, Magura said sesame seed has a high market demand. It is an important ingredient to prepare different fast food items. Besides, sesame oil is helpful to control cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.

"If we can expand the cultivation of Bina 2 and Bari 2 sesame, one day we would be able to export it to other countries", he added.

Magura DAE official Md Shohrab Hossein said soil and weather of the area are suitable to grow the crop. The department arranges training programmes for the cultivators on the farming process of the item.
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