The farmers of the district are expecting a bumper production of wheat during the current season amid
suitable climatic conditions everywhere in the district.
Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said that they set a target for cultivating wheat on 250 hectares of land with a production target of 855 metric tons. But wheat was cultivated in 314 hectares in the district, exceeding its fixed target.
DAE sources said in recent years, the cultivation of wheat declined in the district, but the farmers are showing interest to cultivate this food grain in all seven upazilas of the district as it has a great demand in the markets round the year.
Ahmed Ali, a farmer of Daulatpur area of the district, said the condition of wheat farming is good since its farming started in the area due to suitable weather and fertile land this season. He said the supply of all agricultural inputs were completed in due time.”
Abdul Huq, one of the wheat cultivators under Manikganj Sadar Upazila of the district said, “Wheat farming has been enhanced to a greater extent in the region due to various reasons for the last couple of years. Wheat is one
of the less-irrigation consuming crops and it has a great demand in the markets round the year.”
The harvesting of wheat is going to be started in all seven upazilas of the district soon, the DAE sources said.