NETRAKONA, May 31, 2021 (BSS)-Farmers and crop specialists are expecting bumper production of summer vegetables in the district as the vegetable farming has exceeded the target during the current Kharif-1 season.
Meanwhile, vegetable cultivators have started harvesting of summer vegetables and they have already begun selling these in all the kitchen markets, hats and bazers of 10 upazilas in the district.
Growers are getting lucrative market prices of their produces, bringing smiles on the faces of the farmers, department of agricultural extension (DAE) officials said.
They said a target was designed to produce 61,939 tonnes of summer vegetables from 3165 hectors of land in the district this season. But, the farmers cultivated summer vegetables on 3287 hectors of land exceeding the farming target by 122 hectors.
The suitable weather condition and the supply of improved quality of vegetable seeds, fertilizers, agricultural equipment and bank loans to the farmers were behind the exceeding of cultivation target, deputy director of DAE, Netrakona Habibur Rahman said.
Being instructed by the government, the DAE also imparted trainings to the farmers on ‘modern methods of poison free vegetable cultivation’, he said.
The DAE officials too assisted the farmers for making their vegetable cultivation successful, he also said.
Habibur Rahman said if the favorable weather condition prevails, over 65,000 tonnes of summer vegetables are expected to be produced in the district this season.
Meanwhile, farmers are happy getting lucrative market prices of their vegetables.
They also thanked the government for providing them with financial and logistic support and necessary training on poison free vegetable cultivation.