Peanut farming is gaining popularity among the farmers in the upazila as they can cultivate it at a little cost as well as can make good profit.
Like previous years, the farmers are expecting good yield of peanut in the current season.
According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), vast croplands in Bancharampur, Nabinagar, Sarail and Nasirnagar upazilas have been brought under peanut cultivation as the soil of the area are favorable for it.
Besides, there is no need of extra irrigation which makes the production cost low.
The growers are cultivating different varieties of groundnut including Jhinga, Bari, Bina and Dhaka-1 on their lands.
Although, the DAE has set a target of bringing 50 hectors of land under peanut cultivation this year, around 60 hectors were cultivated so far.
The farmers of the district got interested in cultivating groundnut not only that it’s profitable but also the harvest can be preserved for years.
Farmers said they spent Tk 2,000 in every decimal of land and got 8/10 maunds of peanut from one decimal land.
The peanut growers get Tk 4000-5000 profit from each decimal of land as one maund of peanut is being sold at Tk 800.
Abu Naser, deputy director of DAE, Brahmanbaria, said several hundred hectors of land can be brought under peanut cultivation in the district.
The farmers can not only get advice but also gather information from the local DAE office, the DAE official said.
He also hoped the farmers will bring more lands under peanut cultivation for getting high yield and good profit.