Bangladesh is a country of tropical monsoon rain. Monsoon rain occurs normally in the month of June to September every year. However the condition of Bangladesh is blissful for growing Aman paddy. Proper use Fertilizer is another important thing for a better growing Aman Rice. At the below of this post, you can read other posts about costing of Land Preparation and Seed for Aman Paddy in several areas in Bangladesh. Production cost survey for Aman crop was carried out in March, 2009.
The above Table reveals from the data that at national level, the average per acre price of fertilizer for Broadcast Aman stands at Tk 682. Another name of this variety is deep water Aman paddy and it needs less quantity of fertilizer. Khulna division spends more on MoP , TSP and Urea. Rajshahi division makes higher expenditure for organic compared to other divisions. Zinc is used in Khulna and Rajshahi divisions. No organic fertilizer users are found in places of Barisal.
It appears from the above table that average per acre price of fertilizer for Local transplanted Aman stands at Tk 881. Normally urea is used for vegetative growth of the crop at growing stage and it is evident from the figures shown in the table. Two divisions Dhaka and Khulna spend more on TSP. Organic and gypsum fertilizer are used more in Rajshahi division. No zinc fertizer is used for Local transplanted Aman in Barishal, Chittagong and Sylhet divisions in the country.
It is evident from the above table that per acre average use of urea, TSP, MOP, zinc, gypsum and organic for HYV Aman in Bangladesh are 58.00, 18.40, 6.68, 0.39, 8.60 and 163.29 kilograms respectively. In Bangladesh total cost for per acre usage of fertilizer for HYV Aman is Tk. 2747 and it is also found that cost for TSP is higher in all divisions. Survey data shows that use of urea is more or less uniform in all divisions. Less use of Mop is observed in Sylhet division. As high as 252.87 Kg organic fertilizer is applied for per acre HYV Aman cultivation in Rajshahi division followed by Chittagong (198.78kg). Use of TSP is also uniform in all divisions.
Table above presents per acre quantity of fertilizer used (Kg) and its price (Tk) for Hybrid Aman .It reveals from the data that per acre average use of urea, TSP, MOP, zinc, gypsum and organic fertilizer for hybrid Aman in Bangladesh are 67.59, 17.69, 6.65, 0.12, 15.69 and 139.63 kilograms respectively. Survey data shows that cultivators do not use zinc for hybrid Aman in all divisions except Khulna division. In Sylhet and Chittagong Division, it is observed that only urea, TSP and organic are used for hybrid Aman. Farmers in Barisal, Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions do not use zinc and gypsum fertilizers.
It is observed from the above table that in Bangladesh, per acre average use of urea, TSP, MOP, zinc, gypsum and organic fertilizer for combined Aman are 47.84, 13.46, 4.80, 0.26, 6.16 and 121.87 kilograms respectively. It is also evident that per acre average cost for fertilizer is registered at Tk 2083. No zinc users are found for combined Aman in Barisal division.
source: BBS BD
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