Local office of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers cultivated cauliflower on 1,025 hectares of land and cabbage on 970 hectares, which were more than the target
Farmers in different upzilas in Bogra have attained success in cauliflower and cabbage farming this season amid bumper yield due mainly to favourable weather while their prices are also fair.
Local office of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said farmers cultivated cauliflower on 1,025 hectares of land and cabbage on 970 hectares, which were more than the target.
Sub-Assistant Agriculture Officer Faridur Rahman said that the two winter vegetables saw bumper production as this season witnessed no natural disaster.
Farmers could grow 28 tons of cauliflower, and 32 tons of cabbage on a hectare, for which they had spent Tk15,000-20,000, he said.
Earning from a hector of land was about Tk70,000-80,000 which meant a 300-350% profit, said Faridur Rahman.
He informed that the cultivation started in August last year and would continue until February.
Visiting some fields in the area, the farmers were found harvesting cauliflower and cabbage and selling those at Tk30-45 per kg, each of them weighing 1,000-15,000 grams.
Talking to this correspondent, farmers expressed their satisfaction as they got fair prices of their producs.
Abdur Rahman, a Shibganj-based farmer, said that the prices fell a little now. "But we already bagged a good profit," he said.
"We (farmers in the area) started the vegetable cultivation early this season, which is why we could sell the vegetable at higher prices, about Tk80-90 per kg," he added.
He informed that he sowed the seeds of cauliflower and cabbage in August last year and started harvesting after two months.
He expended Tk18,000-20,000 per bigha of land and already earned more than Tk100,000.
"I expect Tk15,000-20,000 more from each bigha," Abdur Rahman said.
Another farmer, Mojammel Haque, said this season they got about twice what the prices of cauliflower and cabbage were in the previous year.
"This was only reason behind our success," he said.
Some other farmers mentioned that competitive prices of fertilizers helped them get high yield at lower production costs.