JHENIDAH, Dec 24: Line sowing of different winter crops including mustard, pulses, maize, wheat and vegetable is getting popular in the district for the advantage of easy weeding out, less fungus affectation and better yields.
Upazila Agriculture Officer, Jhenidah Sadar, Dr Khan Mohammad Moniruzzaman said as per their advice, many farmers across the upazila are sowing various winter crops and vegetables in line and being benefited a lot.
Sub-assistant agriculture officer Milon Ghosh of Sadhuhati Block under Sadar upazila explained the advantages of line sowing method of different winter crops.
The crops in the winter season receive severe cold injuries because of excessive fog and cold waves. Wind likes to blow straightly and it dries the fog fast if crop plants are grow in line. Moreover, plants sown in line can enjoy sunlight properly.
As a result, winter crops suffer from less fungus related diseases and yields increase significantly. The stems of the crops get nourished and healthier to be able to produce bumper yields.
A farmer of Potahati village, Nazrul Islam under Shadhuhati union has sown mustard in line on 50 decimals. The 28-day old plants are now enjoying sunlight amply letting themselves to grow healthily.
Ruhul Amin of Saganna village of Saganna union under Sadar upazila said spurred by DAE officers, he has sown lentil in line. And he hopes to weed out his cropfield easily and harvest better yield because of using this technology.
Last year many farmers of Jhenidah Sadar including Hanif and Siddique of Dharmatola of Shadhuhati village had shown mustard in line and got bumper production.
Hanif cultivated mustard on 48 decimals of land and Siddique on 50 decimals of land and got the yield at the rate of 1.8 tonnes per hectare.
Cent per cent line showing technology has been applied in maize cultivation in the upazila. Besides, many farmers have followed this method while sowing wheat.
Project director (PD), DAE, Khamarbari Nazrul Islam visited demonstration plots of different crops including mustard and pulses at a number of villages under Sadar upazila in the district on Sunday.
While visiting cropfield in different villages including Sadhuhati, Saganna, Kumrabaria, Dhopabila and Nagarbathan under the upazila, PD Nazrul Islam expressed the satisfaction over the success that farmers and DAE of Sadar upazila achieved in agriculture here.
Nazrul Islam praised various activities of the farmers and the officials of the local agriculture department for their activities including line sowing method of winter crops of mustard and pulses as the technology would help the farmers save production costs and get high yields.
The PD said DAE, Khamarbari is working hand for the production, storage and distribution of agricultural pulses, oil and onion seeds in the agricultural level (second phase) project.
Sadar Upazila Agriculture Officer Dr Khan Mohammad Moniruzzaman, SAAO Milon Ghosh, Mezbah Ahmad, Latifur Rahman and Papia were present during the visit.
Sadar UAO Dr Khan Mohammad Moniruzzaman said, "We are taking non-stop intensive care disseminating new sustainable technologies among farmers. And the farmers of Sadar upazila are greatly applying the line sowing method, reaping satisfactory results.
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