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POST TIME: 17 March, 2019 08:53:44 PM
Record maize yield likely in Rangpur
BSS, Rangpur

Record maize yield likely in Rangpur

An all-time record production of maize is likely in Rangpur agriculture region where the farmers exceeded its fixed farming target by 11.12 percent during this Rabi season.

Officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the farmers are showing huge interest in expanding maize cultivation after getting repeated bumper production with excellent price in recent years.

“Maize cultivation is expanding faster contributing to cutting poverty and helping the poor in improving livelihoods and achieving self-reliance,” Horticulture Specialist of the DAE at its regional office Khondker Md.  Mesbahul Islam told BSS today. The DAE had fixed a target of producing 7.58-lakh tonnes of maize from 83,192 hectares of land in Rangpur, Gaibandha, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat districts of Rangpur agriculture region this season.