Bumper production of early winter vegetable beans and its fair price have brought delight for the farmers in Sadar upazila of Magura district.
According to the District Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), the soil and weather of Magura is more favourable for bean cultivation and as it is more profitable than other winter vegetables, most of the farmers have been involved in its cultivation.
This year the DAE has set a target to cultivate bean on 280 hectres of land in Magura and already 350 hectares of land have been brought under bean cultivation, said sources at DAE.
The growers have been successful in cultivating two new varieties of bean – Rupban and IPSA—in their lands which brought good luck for them.
The farmers have planted bean seeds at the end of Bangla month Joishtha. Generally, bean flowers blossom within 35-40 days of cultivation provided the weather remains favourable.