Agro-tech fair held at BAU

Bangladesh Agricultural University Correspondent: A three-day agro-tech fair started on the occasion of Regional Network on Poverty Eradication (RENPER) international seminar at agriculture faculty corridor of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) in Mymensingh on Sunday. The fair organized by Regional Network on Poverty Eradication (RENPER) and BAU for reduction of poverty through new advance technology and understanding the importance of academia […]

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Dragon fruit farming sees success in Jhenidah (Video)

Jhenidah Correspondent: A dragon fruit orchard at Mundia village in Kaliganj upazila under the district attracts a good number of visitors, especially youths. Borhan Khan, 45, of Pukuria village under the upazila has cultivated dragon fruit on 33 decimals of leased land at Mundia village, being inspired by agriculturist Dr Rostom Ali. The fruit, cultivated in different Asian countries including […]

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BAU Teacher isolate ‘Citrus Greening Disease’ causing Bacterium

Bangladesh Agricultural University Correspondent: Damaging citrus greening disease, which causes the top leaves of citrus plants to turn yellow and dry out, and is a problem for citrus farmers worldwide, has been confirmed in Bangladesh for the first time. The symptoms of the disease have long been observed in Bangladesh but were previously blamed on commonplace nutritional deficiencies, including inadequate […]

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Dragon fruit starts gaining popularity (Video)

Our Correspondent: Dragon, a delicious but non-conventional fruit in Bangladesh, has started gaining popularity among both farmers and consumers level for its high commercial and nutritional values. The number of commercial growers is gradually increasing as they are getting lucrative price of their produce in both local and outside markets. In Rajshahi markets, the high valued fruit is being sold […]

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Flower farming commercially viable (Video)

Jessore Correspondent: When Sher Ali, a farmer of Panisara village in Jhikargachha upazila of Jessore, started commercial cultivation of tuberose (rajanigandha) on just 30 decimals of land in 1983, none could imagine that flower farming could be profitable. Inspired by Sher Ali, many in the village and adjoining Gotkhali started flower cultivation commercially in late 1980s and early 1990s. Now […]

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Bumper malta output likely in Gaibandha (Video)

Gaibandha Correspondent: Growers in Sadullapur upazila of the district are expecting bumper malta production as the fruit has sprouted in abundance in the trees this year. Within few days, the fruit will become mature. The farmers are nurturing the trees as per suggestions by agriculture experts to get desired output. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said they adopted […]

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Bombay chilli cultivation brings good profit (Video)

Our Correspondent: A good number of farmers in Patuakhali, Barguna and Jhalakathi districts are engaged in commercial cultivation of Bombay chilli on around 1,000 acres of land. Bombay chilli is cultivated on commercial basis in 16 out of 19 villages of Atghar-Kuriana union under Swarupkathi upazila, said Md Shahidullah, upazila agriculture officer of Swarupkathi. “Around 5,000 seedlings are planted in […]

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Bombay chilli firming target exceeds earlier records (Video)

Pirojpur Correspondent: The commercial cultivation and production targets of Bombay chilli at seven upazilas here have exceeded the previous records. A total of 732 hectares of land in the upazilas have been brought under its cultivation. Meanwhile, many people have become self-reliant through farming the chilli variety in recent years. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) source said, the farmers […]

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Cage fish farming prospect bright (Video)

Rajshahi Correspondent: Cage culture has bright prospects of yielding around 10,000 metric tons of additional fishes valued at around Taka 150 crore only in two rivers of Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts annually, reports BSS. Prospect of commercial fish farming in river and different other open water bodies is always bright that can supplement the government effort to boost fish production […]

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