The maize cultivators of Manikganj achieved bumper production in the district. The harvesting of maize in seven upazilas of the district would complete soon. Cultivators are now busy 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, reports BSS.
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 fodder.
Manir uddin, maize cultivators of Char Bailjuri village under Ghior upazila said he had cultivated maize in five bighas of land this year.
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