Farmers making early seedbeds: 1.58 lakh hectares of land target for Boro cultivation in Jashore

BENAPOLE: A farmers is seen preparing seedbeds for early for early cultivation in Boro paddy . This snap taken on Sunday.
BENAPOLE: A farmers is seen preparing seedbeds for early for early cultivation in Boro paddy . This snap taken on Sunday.

Benapole Correspondent :
Aman paddy harvesting is not over yet. Farmers are busy harvesting at home. But in Jashore, farmers are making seedbeds for early Boro cultivation.
Those interested in Boro cultivation have started sowing seeds for making seedlings.
Paddy seedlings are being prepared in Beel, Baor and river banks. Farmers are sowing seeds in different corners of paddy fields.
Jashore Department of Agricultural Extension sources said, In eight upazilas of Jashore the target for Boro cultivation has been set at 1 lakh 57 thousand 885 hectares of land this season. Already many farmers have come down to make seedbeds.
Farmers told that paddy seedlings are damaged due to heavy winter and fog. So now is the right time to make seeds. Because winter is still mild. The front is completely cold. In December, the country gets very cold.
And such weather damages the seedbed. So do not want to delay in making the seedbed.
Farmers have started collecting good seeds for early cultivation in Boro. After irrigation the soft clay is leveling. Then they scattering the collected seeds in handfuls.
Hamidul Islam, a farmer made a seedbed on the bank of Bukvara Baor at Erenda in Deyara Union of Jashore Sadar. He said that the seedbed was damaged due to severe cold and fog. He has used this experience in the past to prepare the land in advance.
Now farmers are scattering seeds there. Thay also bought good quality seeds. So that nourished seedlings are produced. The number of farmers in fertilizer seed shops has increased in different areas of Jashore.
Although they have some time to sow the seeds now, they are interested in making seedlings in advance.
Good seedlings are not produced in severe winters. For which farmers do not want to take risks.
Farmer Tariqul Islam has made a seedbed on one hundred acres of crop land in Harina Beel of Sadar Upazila. He said his seedbed had been damaged several times due to the cold. He had to fall into the crisis of seedlings. So you have sown the seedlings a little in advance.
Badal Chandra Biswas, Deputy Director, Department of Agricultural Extension, Jashore, said, Those who do not cultivate any winter crop have already started making seedbeds.
He further said that the seedlings become weak in winter. But when winter is less, nutritious and strong seedlings grow.
Even with this advantage in mind, many people make seedbeds in less winter.