Dhaka, Bangladesh
Pineapple cultivation gains popularity

Pineapple cultivation gains popularity

Farhana Begum NARSINGDI, July 17: Pineapple cultivation is gaining ground and popularity in this district as its growers are being immensely benefited by its production. The pineapple production helps farmers earns a good sum of money with little investment and less efforts, many farmers are taking to its cultivation on their fallow lands. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension source said some 13000 acres of land are cultivation of this particular fruit in polas upazila and also many others lands of others upazila in the district.But pineapple grows well in polas upazila .It is the main source of major income of many poor farmers of this area. "Honey queen "a popular variety and also other variety has started coming to the local markets .A single piece of "Honey queen" variety is now being sold at Taka 50 toTaka 60 Bulk of the production of pineapple is supplied to different cities and towns of the country where their demand is high and prices are satisfactory. Abul kalam,one of the pineapple growers of polas upazila said New Today correspondent that most of the farmers are interested to cultivate pineapple in there land as its demand and prices in the markets are very high and the land of the district is suitable for pineapple. Moreover farmers Karol of Belabo upazila Maino uddin of Monohardi upazila ,Iqbal of Shibpur upazila said that they cultivated more land this year than the previous years as they got fair price by selling pineapple this year. They said the prevailing climatic condition would help good production of Pineapple this year.

Share |