BADC to collect 1,980 tonnes of potato seed in Jamalpur


JAMALPUR, Dec 22, 2017(BSS) – The Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation (BADC) has fixed a target to procure 1,980 tonnes of potato seed in the district during the current Robi season.

According to the Potato Seed office, a total of 36,000 decimals of land in 18 blocks have been brought under potato seed cultivation in the district in the current Robi season. Under the programme, 300 registered farmers of BADC cultivated five varieties of potato on their fields.

The office said farmers cultivated Diamont variety potato seed on 9,800 decimals of land while Asterix on 20,737 decimals, Cardinal on 3,000 decimals, Carage on 2,000 decimals and BARI -ALU- 41 variety on 463 decimals.

Deputy Director, Potato Seed, Hasan Taufiqur Rahman said farmers also got loan from Bangladesh Krishi Bank for cultivating the potato.

The office said harvesting of potato will begin from second week of February next.