Farmers in this district have achieved a bumper production of Balizuri green chilli, a local variety, in the current season.
Sources with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said a favourable climatic condition, low labour cost and application of integrated pest management (IPM) method helped the farmers to achieve the bumper yield.
Farmer Zahurul Haque of village Shingvanga in Islampur upazila said he cultivated the Balizuri variety on 80 decimals of land and got 27 mound of dried green chilli and sold the produce for Tk 162,000. He earned a net profit of Tk 130,000.
Like Zahurul many farmers of the upazila cultivated the crop and made a good profit, reports BSS.
The sources said the 7135 hectares of land were brought under chilli cultivation during the current Rabi season in the district. The Balizuri variety was cultivated on 4700 hectares.
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