Assessment of Safe Vegetable Cultivation at Jashore in Bangladesh: Evidence from Country Bean, Cucumber and Pointed Gourd Cultivation

Pradip Hajong *

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Suchana Paul

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Md. Hafijur Rahman

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Md. Shahriar Kobir

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Md. Babul Anwar

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Kawsar Uddin Ahammad

Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, RARS, Jashore-7400, Bangladesh.

Anup Ghosh

Bangladesh Jute Research Sub-Station, BJRI, Monirampur, Jashore, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study was designed to assess the present status and methods of safe vegetable production at farm level in selected areas of Jashore during January-May, 2023. For the study ninety sample farmer were selected by stratified sampling from three sub-district of Jashore. Average farm size was 0.79 ha in study area. Farmer doing different agronomic management such as weeding, irrigation, spraying, de-topping, stalking, earthing up etc. Farmer used different methods simultaneously such as insecticide spray, bio-pesticide, sex pheromone, yellow trap, white trap, hand picking etc. for controlling insect pest. About sixty-four percent farmer sprayed synthetic pesticide and rest of them used bio control method such as bio-pesticide (bio-chamak, eco-mac, bio-envir, bio-cin), sex pheromone trap, yellow trap and hand picking for control insect pest in their fields. About fifty-eight percent farmer used bio-fertilizer along with organic fertilizer (manure, vermin compost) and seventy-eight percent farmer used chemical fertilizer for vegetable cultivation. Total production cost of country bean was Tk.3,36,579 ha-1, cucumber was Tk.3,25,915 ha-1 and pointed gourd was Tk.4,40,106 ha-1. Among the cost item labor cost was highest. Average yield of country bean was 30.60 tha-1, cucumber was 30.08 tha-1 and pointed gourd was 41.60 tha-1. Highest benefit cost ratio was cucumber (2.13) followed by pointed gourd (2.07) and country bean (1.50), that means safe vegetable cultivation also profitable. Farmer awareness, havoc attack of pest and insect were the main problem for safe vegetable cultivation. Market facilities, demand, value chain, proper price for organic vegetable, and farmer motivation can promote and enhance safe vegetable cultivation.

Keywords: Safe vegetable, organic cultivation, country bean, cucumber, pointed gourd, bio-pesticide


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Hajong, Pradip, Suchana Paul, Md. Hafijur Rahman, Md. Shahriar Kobir, Md. Babul Anwar, Kawsar Uddin Ahammad, and Anup Ghosh. 2024. “Assessment of Safe Vegetable Cultivation at Jashore in Bangladesh: Evidence from Country Bean, Cucumber and Pointed Gourd Cultivation”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 42 (6):16-27. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62459.

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