Bumper soybean cultivation expected in Bhola


BHOLA, April 15, 2019 (BSS) – Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) are expecting bumper cultivation of soybean in Bhola as favorable weather condition is prevailing in the district.

Deputy Director of DAE in Bhola office told BSS that a total of 7,572 hectares of land have been brought under soybean cultivation in the current season.

“The target of the soybean production has been fixed at 13,462 tonnes.
Farmers are showing more interest in soybean cultivation as it has been used
in different purposes,” he added.

Mrityunjoy Talukder, an official at Bhola DAE office, said soybean
cultivation started at the end of winter season and its harvesting time is in
the month of Baishakh.

Soybean cultivations are seen on vast tract of land in char areas of
Bhola district, he added.

“We are expecting bumper soybean cultivation this year, if natural
disasters do not occur. Soybean cultivation is becoming a cash crop for
farmers because they are getting good prices,” the DAE official added.

Farmers told the news agencies that they are cultivating soybean in the
past few years as it is more profitable compared to other crops. Rahim Mia, a
farmer, said, “I have cultivated soybean on two acres of land and I am
expecting good yield of soybean farming this year.”