Growing seedlings on rooftop profits popularity

Environment Desk, Ashik Khan, Dhaka Office: Growing seedlings on rooftop profits popularity, Growing Boro paddy seedlings in plastic trays on rooftops and backyards is becoming famous in Jhenidah’s Shailkupa upazila, with farmers vouching that this technique saves both time and value.

Around 20 farmers inside the upazila have prepared paddy seedbeds in plastic trays this season.

College trainer Khabir Uddin of Taminagar region in Shailkupa municipality is one such character. Following the foundation and recommendation from sub-assistant agriculture officer (SAAO) Tuhin, Khabir has planted 150 Boro seedbeds in plastic trays stored at the 5th-ground roof his house.

He has put in 12 kg of paddy seeds in the trays positioned throughout a seven-hundred-rectangular-ft space.
Khabir plans to transplant the seedbeds afterward his 12 bigha land earmarked for paddy cultivation.

Mitul Hossain of Gusaidanga and Robiul of Vatbaria village have additionally organized a hundred and fifty to 160 such Boro seedbeds.

According to the agriculture officer, saplings typically require forty-45 days to be prepared for transplantation if they’re grown in conventional seedbeds inside the area. However, paddy saplings in plastic trays take best 20-25 days to get geared up for transplantation.

Tuhin stated farmers in Shailkupa were the usage of this technology for the beyond 3 years.

He explained that the existence span of SL8 paddy is a hundred and forty-one hundred forty five days.

However, paddy plant life take a set duration of 60 days from the PI stage until the cease. The seedlings grown in trays get 20-25 days extra to extract nutrients from the soil, ensuing in matured and healthier flora. These provide better yields when harvested.

These saplings may be transplanted effortlessly through a rice transplantor, which saves a variety of money and time, or manually.

Moreover, girls and women of the family can cope with the saplings at their amusement time. Watering them within the morning, midday and evening will do.

The agriculture officer stated the authorities presents 50 consistent with cent subsidies to farmers to shop for rice transplantors. “After all, if this system may be disseminated many of the farmers, properly effects may be accomplished,” he opined.

Shailkupa upazila agriculture officer Sanjoy Kumar Kundu stated one desires to unfold half an inch thick soil within the trays earlier than sprinkling the paddy seeds. Within 20 days, the saplings develop five–6 inches excessive and are geared up to be transplanted.

Field-level officials of the Department of Agriculture Extension are disseminating the new era amongst farmers within the upazila.

In Aus season, lots of farmers put together paddy seedbeds in Shailkupa as in step with the traditional method. In Aman season, seedbeds may be organized via the tray gadget as well.

Farmers stated the government should take necessary steps to boost the era in the place.


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