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Success in producing BARI-4 onion seeds in Magura

Our Correspondent | Published: March 30, 2019 20:56:58



MAGURA, Mar 30: Farmers in the district have achieved a success in producing BARI-4 onion seeds.
Regional Spice Research Center, Magura, official sources said they are happy over the bumper production of BARI- 4 onion seeds on their office ground for the first time.
Harvest will be started within a few days, the officials said, adding, per hectare production of the variety will be around 24 tonnes while it is around 10 tonnes for local varieties.
BARI-4 onion is less vulnerable to virus and cold injury.
Moreover, growers will be able to harvest the crop after four months of cultivation.
Official of the research centre Moniruzzaman said onion is a popular item among the cultivators in the district.
"If BARI-4 onion cultivation can be expanded, farmers will be benefited highly", he further said.
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