September 19, 2021, 6:13 pm
Amirul Kabir Suzan, Mithapukur (Rangpur): The Department of Agricultural Extension has stood by the farmers in achieving the target of amandhan in Mithapukur. Modern and environmentally friendly new technology has taken steps to effectively plant rice seedlings, follow logo method and patch.
According to the Upazila Agriculture Officer’s Office, the target for aman cultivation has been set at 36,500 hectares of land in the upazila this season. In order to achieve this goal, even during the lockdown in the era of epidemic coronavirus, the officials of the Agriculture Department of 51 boats of 16 unions of the upazila are working on the implementation of the technology by mobilizing the farmers from the field.
According to the Department of Agriculture, in case of planting rice seedlings in rows, the distance from row to row is 8-10 inches and the distance from cluster to cluster is 7-8 inches. The Lego method is a new technology for rice cultivation. When planting rice seedlings, one row after every 10 rows is left blank. The perching method is to bury the stalks for the birds to sit on the ground. It is an environmentally friendly method for controlling insects. Birds help in controlling the insects by sitting on the branches and eating the harmful insects. It stays in the environment and reduces production costs.
Rangpur District Deputy Director of the Department of Agricultural Extension has inspected the agricultural farming activities in a modern way. Obaidur Rahman Mandal. He inspected the progress of transplanted aman paddy in Khordshantipur of Latibpur union of Mithapukur upazila, Dabra of Durgapur union and Shalaipur of Payraband union. Additional Deputy Director (PP) Ashok Kumar Roy, Additional Deputy Director (Garden) said. Shamimur Rahman, Upazila Agriculture Officer. Anwar Hossain, Agricultural Extension Officer. Lokman Hekim, Agricultural Extension Officer. Abdullah Al Masud Tushar and Deputy Assistant Officers of the concerned BK were present.
Upazila Agriculture Officer. Anwar Hossain said the target has been set to cultivate aman paddy in 36,500 hectares of land in Mithapukur upazila this year. He further said that planting of paddy saplings in 26,010 hectares of land has been completed. The use of this method in the land makes weed control, proper application of fertilizers, control of rat infestation and other intercropping much easier. In addition, insect infestation can be controlled by pacing (planting pulses in the paddy field). ‘