Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in Manikganj char areas

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Groundnut cultivation gains popularity in Manikganj char areas as the cash crop grows well in the sandy barren land BSS Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials here said the groundnut is generally cultivated on the sandy land The farmers of char areas of Daulatpur, Shibalaya and Harirampur upazilas of the district are happy for getting […]

66,283 tons of wheat produced in Rangpur region

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Farming of less irrigation water consuming cereal crop of wheat has become popular among Rangpur farmers BSS Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers produced 328 tons of more wheat this season against the production of 65,955 tons from 18,726 hectares of land during the last 2019-2020 Rabi season Farmers produced 66,283 […]

Dry weather worrisome for fruits, crops in Rajshahi

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Fruit growers and traders are concerned about this year’s yields as the sudden nor’wester damaged over 20% of the buds in the region Dhaka Tribune On top of the shortage of rainfall, a recent windstorm made things worse for farmers in the northern region of Rajshahi Soil of the vast crop lands and fruit orchards […]

Bangladesh farmers need bailout to recover from heatwave-induced crop loss

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Farm workers plant Boro saplings at a field in Paba upazila of Rajshahi Dhaka Tribune Primary estimates show probable loss of 200,000 tons of Boro rice in over 50,000 hectares of land  A week after a heatwave swept through parts of Bangladesh’s rice-growing belts, a much clearer picture of crop damages has emerged with agriculture […]

Salinity no longer a barrier for sunflower farming

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Sunflowers bloom in saline soil conditions at Pankhali village in Dacope upazila of Khulna Dhaka Tribune As sunflower is salinity-tolerant crop, there is huge potential for sunflower cultivation in coastal regions Sunflower cultivation has achieved success in the saline fallow lands of the coastal area of Khulna. According to the Khulna District Agricultural Extension Department […]

Crop cultivation on char lands in Rangpur brings fortune to many

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The landless people in Rangpur change fortune by farming of various crops on char lands BSS Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) and different NGOs said harvest of cultivated crops on shoals, silted-up riverbeds and char lands continues in full swing and will end before the commencement of the next rainy season Expanded […]

Japan launches world’s first gene-edited tomato

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The Sicilian Rogue High GABA tomato, developed by Japan’s Sanatech Seed, is said to help lower blood pressure Collected Rich with amino acid, the new variety is expected to help lower blood pressure; 5,000 home gardeners in Japan will grow the tomato in May this year Japan has launched a tomato variety rich with amino […]

Australia to assist Bangladesh in boosting agriculture research

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The new strategy affirmed the commitment to a beneficial and long-term research partnership between Bangladesh and Australia Courtesy ‘This strategy reflects that Bangladesh has really impressive research capability, very strong visions of the directions it wants agricultural research to take’ The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) has launched a new strategy with Bangladesh […]

Farming of onion seeds on the rise in Faridpur

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Onion seeds are in full bloom in a field of Faridpur, one of the largest seeds and onion growing regions in the country Dhaka Tribune Onion seeds worth over Tk200 crore will be produced in the district this season Commercial farming of onion seeds is gradually increasing in Faridpur  as demand for this spice is […]

Boro production exceeds target in Rangpur region

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Rangpur farmers are expecting a super bumper production of Boro rice as tender paddy plants are growing smoothly Dhaka Tribune According to Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) sources, farmers completed transplantation of Boro rice seedlings on March 15 in all five districts of Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari, and Lalmonirhat in the region Farmers in Rangpur […]