Bumper mango yield likely in Rajshahi

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RAJSHAHI, March 2, 2018 (BSS)-With a massive blooming most of the mango
trees in the region, including Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj district, have
now worn an eye-catching look predicting a bumper yield of the delicious
fruit in the current season.

The blooming mango flowering at this stage predicts an excellent
production of the most popular fruit, if the climatic condition remains
favourable till its harvesting, experts and scientists concerned viewed.

“I have never seen such a type of abundance sprouting in my life,” said Md
Muniruzzaman, president of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Principal Scientific Officer of Fruit Research Station Dr Alim Uddin said
the prevailing climatic conditions are suitable for mango flowering and
budding and thousands of mango trees have already worn eye-catching looks
with huge blooms.

Flowering began in the middle of January and will continue till mid of this
month. Around 90 to 95 percent mango trees have already sprouted buds as a
suitable climate has been prevailing for farming.

Dev Dulal Dhali, deputy director of Department of Agriculture Extension
(DAE), said the farmers have been caring and taking measures to make mango
farming successful everywhere.

The farmers should contact the agriculture officers at the field levels and
control the possible attacks by hoppers and some other pest attacks on the
mango flowers, if any, for better mango fruit formations and production.

After witnessing the present condition, both the growers and the officials
are very much optimistic about high yield of the seasonal fruit.

A proper and sustainable management has become an urgent need to save mango
flower and fruit from premature dropping as the gardeners and businessmen
suffer a lot due to the problem.

Dr Alim viewed that premature flower and fruit drop is a nightmare for the
gardeners and they can check the problem to some extent through following
some prescribed guidelines properly.

To address the problem, the field level agricultural extension and research
officials, farmers and other concerned should work together and promote
modern technologies in this regard.

Dr Alim Islam said there are around 35 lakh mango trees of different ages
on some 23 thousand hectares of land in the region. The number of growing
mango trees has been increasing in the region for the last couple of years.

Mango, the leading seasonal cash crop of the northwestern region,
vitalizes the overall economy of the region.

Farming of mango has been increasing every year and the gardeners are
earning huge profits by cultivating high yielding and hybrid varieties like
Amropali side by side with the traditional and popular indigenous varieties.

The farmers and villagers have been showing more interests in mango
farming, one of the most important seasonal cash crops of the region, in
recent years with a view to increasing its productions and achieving economic
well-being.