Farmers in Magura are expecting a bumper production of mustard due to government support and favourable weather this year.
According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magura, a total of 13,310 hectares of land have been brought under mustard cultivation in the district.
It projects the mustard production at 18,634 metric tonnes for this season.
As for the government support to the farmers, the DAE says it has provided a total of 9,200 mustard farmers each with 20 kg MOP, 10 kg DAP and 5 kg seeds.
Farmer Kader Mollah, from Kukna, says, "I have got fertiliser and high-yielding seeds as incentive for mustard cultivation.
“The weather now prevailing in the district is also favourable for the mustard cultivation”
A farmer from Defulia, Lokman Hossen says, “This year I have brought my two bighas of land under mustard cultivation. I am expecting a bumper production –12 maunds of mustard.”
DAE Magura Deputy Director Shuknata Kumar Paramanik says the DAE has supported mustard farmers with seeds and fertiliser, and related training.
About the weather, he says that the weather that has started for the last week will help have a bumper pdouction of mustard.