s m jakir hossain:
Mango buds are also spread on the tops of trees in Sakhipur of Tangail Lalmati. The buds of the litchi trees are also seen. The stalks of the jackfruit are also peeking through the shells of the new leaves. This fascinating change in nature seems to indicate that the honeymoon is coming. Due to the good weather, the mango tree has started to bloom in advance. The natural enchanting scent of honey is floating in the air.
Agriculture officials said that about a month before the scheduled time, mango buds started appearing mainly due to weather and variety. However, by the end of this month, it is expected that each tree will start to fully bloom. The garden owners have also started caring for the trees that have started to bloom in advance. Mango growers and gardeners are hoping for a bumper crop this year unless there is a major natural disaster. Mango used to mean Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi. But now the situation is different.
Mango cultivation is increasing in Tangail district every year as it is a lucrative business. Sakhipur upazila has the largest number of mango orchards in the district. The amount of mango buds that are coming now is somewhat wasted, first due to dense fog, then hail or extreme drought. The mango tree has to fight with nature for its fruit. There is a common saying in the village, ‘Mango decays in the well (fog), nothing of the tamarind’, meaning the buds fall in the thick fog, nothing happens to the tamarind. So, as long as the buds survive till the end, they catch 10/12 mangoes. Many trees cannot bear the weight of this mango. A wonderful view can be seen in the mango orchard. Many tall trees also have bunches of mangoes hanging 2/3 feet above the ground. Sometimes you have to put bamboo on the branches. No one can tear this mango within reach. Mango buds tell what the yield will be. Experienced mango farmer Rafiq Mia said, If there is no rain or storm, it is hoped that the mango yield will be good again. Mango buds have come well in the gardens. Mango buds will bring good news in everyone’s mind.
In Khan’s words,
‘Ame dhan, tamarind ban’.
This command of nature will tell you how it will go this year. Sakhipur Upazila Agriculture Officer Nurul Islam said it is possible to preserve mango buds and protect them from insects if the necessary care is taken with the arrival of buds and catching buds. We, the Department of Agriculture, advise the farmers who are interested in mango cultivation on how to do it for better yield.
prothomkantho/ s m