All homes in three Jamalpur villages to come under BARI mango farming

JAMALPUR, Homestead of all houses in three villages of Jamalpur Sadar Upazila will come under BARI variety mango cultivation under a project undertaken by Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS).

The project has been taken under 'eco friendly integrated pest management of mango' program of Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute (BARI)

Under the project saplings of BARI variety of mango will be planted in the homestead of every house in Chithalia, Banda Chithalia and Muskonipara villages of Jamalpur Sadar Upazila, officials said.

Director of the project Dr MA Mannan said saplings will be distributed among 600 farmers in the three villages. The project has taken with a primary objective of meeting nutrition demand of the local people.

Under the project each farmer will get one BARI Aam3 (Amropali), one BARI Aam4, BARI Peyara2 and BARI Lebu4 from the RARS.

RARS sources said BARI mango3 and BARI mango4 are delicious fruit. Per hectare yield of the each variety is about 20 metric tonnes. A mango of BARI mango3 is 210220 gram while a mango of BARI mango4 is about 600 gram.

Under the research allocation project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, all farmers will get training on cultivation of BARI variety mango in phases.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)