Various winter crops including potato, maize are being destroyed in different districts due to continuous cold current. Apart from this, many diseases have appeared due to dense fog. Farmers are not getting benefits even by applying pesticides. In this situation, they are worried about raising production costs.
Now the whole country is reporting the severity of winter. Apart from this, the sun is not seen most of the day due to cold currents and thick fog.
This adverse effect of weather has had an impact on agriculture. Late blight disease has appeared in potatoes in Meherpur due to lack of sunlight. Due to rotting of roots and death of trees, there is concern about the desired production.
Farmers say that potato plants have been destroyed due to severe cold. No medicine is working. They are now worried about raising production costs.
Same situation in Chandpur. Farmers say that due to untimely rains and heavy fog, besides the fear of potato yield in the district, additional costs have to be added to farming in heavy fog.
The agriculture department said regular monitoring and advice to farmers on crop protection. Deputy Director of Chandpur Agricultural Extension Department. Safayat Ahmed Siddiqui said that potatoes were sown late this year due to rain. Because of this, the farmers of Chandpur will pick potatoes later than other farmers.
Although there was a bumper crop of maize in Chuadanga last year, farmers are fearing crop failure this year due to severe winter. However, Deputy Director of Chuadanga Agricultural Extension Department Bivas Chandra Saha said that the weather will not cause much damage to maize. Instead, dense planting can reduce corn production.
This time, 49 thousand 665 hectares of land have been cultivated in the district. Chuadanga ranks second in maize cultivation in the country.