MANIKGANJ, Jun 27, 2018 (BSS) – The maize cultivators achieved bumper
production in the district. The harvesting of Maize in seven Upazilas of the
district would complete soon. Cultivators are passing their busy time to
collect their crop.
Department of Agriculture Extension sources said, maize cultivation is
gaining popularity in seven upazilas of the district. The target of
cultivation has been exceeding every year in the areas. Specially, the lands
of char areas are being cultivated.
Sources added maize is now the highest cultivated crop in the district.
The easy cultivation, less irrigation and much demand in the markets is the
main cause of popularity of maize cultivation.
The multipurpose use of maize is also one of the reasons behind the
maize cultivation. The maize can be sold in the market round the year. The
green leave of maize is used as cow fodder. The sticks of maize are also used
as fire wood in the rural areas. The immature maize is also used as cow
Manir uddin, maize cultivators of Char Bailjuri village under Ghior
upazila said he had cultivated maize in five bighas of land this year.