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Field day on high yielding mustard held in Jamalpur

JAMALPUR A field day on high yielding mustard BARI-14

was held in Jamalpur Sadar upazila yesterday afternoon.

Regional Agriculture Research Station (RARS), Jamalpur, under Bangladesh

Oil-seed and pulse crops research and development project arranged the field

day at Joyrampur village in Sharifpur union of the upazila.

Director of Bangladesh Oil-seed and pulse crops research and development

project Dr Md Abdul Latif Akanda was present the programme as chief guest

with Chief Scientific Officer, RARS, Jamalpur, Dr Md Tariqul Islam in the

chair.

The chief guest said BARI-14 is a high yielding and short duration variety

and farmers can get extra profit by cultivating BARI-14 between the time of

Aman and Barro. A farmer can get 1400 to 1600 kilogram mustard from one

hectares of land from 75 to 80 days, he added.

Abdul Latif also said the government is implementing various programmes to

attain self reliant in oil production. He urged the farmers to cultivate

BARI-14 mustard for getting more profit.

Principal scientific officer of RARS Dr Md Manjurul Kadir, deputy director

of BADC Md Reazul Islam Tutul, training officer of Department of Agricultural

Extension Dr Md Hazrat Ali, Jamalpur Sadar upazila agriculture officer

Sakhawat Hossain and mustard farmer Mozammel Haque spoke at the meeting.

Earlier, the agriculture experts visited the BARI-14 mustard field in the

village.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)