RANGPUR, Nov 5: A good yield of early variety of cauliflower has brought smile on the faces of the growers in Rangpur district during this current season.
Expressing satisfaction growers said that with the hope to earn handsome profit they cultivated early variety of cauliflower with much enthusiasm this season. Their efforts proved successful as they have already witnessed a good output of their produce and also earned handsome profit as well, growers further said.
While visiting different areas of the district this correspondent saw farmers were busy taking care of their early cauliflower fields. Many were found harvesting their produces.
Ataur, a farmer of Jumakhanpara village at Ranipukur union under Mithapukur upazila told The Financial Express that he cultivated early cauliflower on 45 decimals of land this season. He has already earned Tk 20,000 by selling his produce and is expecting to earn more profit during the rest of the season.
Tota Mia, another cultivator of Paschim Mandrain village under Gangachara upazila said he has already earned Tk 15,000 by growing cauliflower on 40 decimals of land. He said at the initial stage of harvesting he made huge profit from the vegetable this year which will encourage him to expand its farming next year, he added.
A good number of farmers of the region have changed their financial condition by early vegetable farming as its farming has proved lucrative in recent years, sources said.
Presently, different kitchen markets of the region are overflowing with huge quantities of vegetables including early cauliflower. The quantity is on the rise as there has been a bumper production of the vegetable this year, said Rabiul, a wholesaler at Rangpur city Bazar.
According Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) Rangpur office sources, soil and climate of many areas of the district is very much suitable for vegetable cultivation. Farmers have been also earning good profit from cultivation of early winter vegetables including cauliflower. For this reason the farmers are showing more interest in farming early cauliflower on their lands than the cultivation of many other crops including paddy, sources added.