Farmers in Panchagarh district have started harvesting wheat amid an expectation of achieving a bumper production of the crop in the current season.
Sources with the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) said the farmers are happy with the output and the newly harvest wheat is being sold in the local market at a price ranging between Taka 900 and 1000 per maund (40kg).
One of the farmers Susil Kumar of Sadar upazila said he cultivated wheat on 3 bighas of land this year and achieved a yield of 33 maunds. The farmer earned a net profit of Taka 21,000 by cultivating wheat this time.
DAE Deputy Director Samsul Haque said the department provided training to the farmers on modern wheat faring technology, developed seeds and fertilizers to boost production.