NARSINGDI, June 10, 2018 (BSS) – About 1, 50000 tonnes of summer vegetables is
expected to be produced in the district during the current season due to
favourable weather condition.
Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Lotapat
Hossain told BSS today that if the favorable weather condition prevails in
the couple of weeks, the above mentioned production could be achieved that is
expected to break all of its previous record.
He said some 8,550 hectares of land have been brought under summer
vegetables cultivation in six upazilas of the district in the current season
against 7880 hectares last year.
The deputy director said the department encouraged the farmers to cultivate
chemical free vegetables and imparted knowledge on the bad effects of using
pesticides and chemical fertilizers on vegetables fields and also gave them
training on pest management.
He also said the DAE has set a target to cultivate poison free vegetables
on 1,200 hectares of land in the district.
The farmers are now producing poison free vegetables using organic
fertilizers instead of chemical fertilizers and poisonous pesticides.