Pabna farmers fetch profit from early winter vegetable farming
PABNA, Nov 9: Farmers of nine upazilas in the district have started cultivating early winter vegetables as it proved more lucrative than other crops.
The farmers have already cultivated their lands to produce vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage, radish, brinjal, spinach, lady's finger, bean, tomato and red spinach and others with the help of local agricultural offices.
Sources at Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said, about 10,266 hectares of land have been brought under advanced winter vegetable farming in the upazilas. In a bid to get more profit, farmers are using different eco-friendly cultivation methods including pheromone trap, which is gaining popularity among them.
Due to heavy rainfall in the district during this season, the cultivation of early winter vegetables suffered much.
While visiting, this correspondent found that the farmers of the district are passing busy time growing winter vegetables. They are expecting bumper production of the vegetables this season.
Deputy Director of Pabna DAE Abdul Aziz said, growing vegetables using pheromone trap is becoming popular among the local farmers.
He also said, "I personally provided various agro inputs and quality seeds to the farmers for growing more vegetables in the area, and the farmers showed more interest in this connection."