Experts at a practical training workshop have stressed on adopting scientific methods and latest technologies in small-scale tea farming on plain lands to enhance production of the cash crop and reap more profits.
“Use of scientific methods can boost tea farming in the northern region,” said Senior Scientific Officer (Entomology) of Bangladesh Tea Board (BTB) and its Project Director of Northern Bangladesh Project Agriculturalist Dr. Mohammad Shameem Al Mamun.
He said this while conducting the daylong event on ‘Plucking, pruning and pests’ management in tea plantation’ arranged by BTB at Paria village in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon on Sunday, said a press release today.
The BTB organised the event to expand small-scale tea cultivation under its ‘Expansion of Small Holding Tea Cultivation in Northern Bangladesh Project’ by reaching latest scientific methods, technologies and tea related services to farmers’ doorsteps.
A total of 65 small-scale tea growers of different villages under Baliadangi upazila in Thakurgaon participated in the event that also included field visits of the experts and participating tea-growers…