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Cultivate barbati vagetables in small tubs

In this article,Cultivate barbati vagetables in small tubs.To meet the demand for vegetables in the family, the tub will be cultivated. No hassle of building locks or maintenance.The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of cultivating barbati is land determination, scaffolding or other preparations. But now it can be cultivated in small tubs. Recently, a team of researchers from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in Gazipur has invented such a variety.

According to the features, this barb will be cultivated on the roof of the house, in small tubs. You will need a small stick instead of a big one. Fruits can be obtained for six consecutive months. No extra cost or hassle of care. Recently the National Seed Board under the Ministry of Agriculture has certified the variety. According to him, its name is ‘BU roof barbati-1’.

Research on the variety was started in 2016. After a long five-year effort, the National Seed Board recognized him when he applied for certification in March this year. Professor Mehfuz Hasan of the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding led the research. He was accompanied by Professor Ahsanul Haque of the Department of Entomology, Technical Officer Rafiqul Islam and other PhD and postgraduate students of the university.

Vice-Chancellor Gias Uddin Mia said, “It is very suitable for roof farming as there is no hassle of making any kind of scaffolding or it is cultivated in a small tub. It is possible to meet the demand of vegetables in the family by cultivating on the roof of any house.

Features of Barbati:

The new variety is pale-green to look at. The average length of a tree is 18-20 inches. An average of 18 to 20 barabati per tree. According to the researchers, this is the first roof barb in the country. Yields can be obtained from one tree for six consecutive months. The shape, color or quality of each barb is the same as any other barb. Rather, it is eco-friendly and insect-free as it is cultivated in tubs.

It is learned that there are some more varieties of barbati in Bangladesh. Notable among them are Kegarnatkii, Lal Beni, Taki, 1080, Banalata, Ghritasundari, Green Long, Green Falls F-1, Samurai F-1. All varieties are cultivated on crop lands or farms. Of these, ‘BU Roof Barbati-1’ has been invented only for roof farming. Apart from this, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute has two more varieties named Bari Barbati-1 and Bari Barbati-2.

Professor Mehfuz Hasan said in the Prothom Aalo, ‘Usually many people want to cultivate vegetables on the roof of their house as a hobby. But thinking about the narrowness of the place, the construction of the scaffolding or other problems, he could not overcome it. We start research with that aspect in mind. It can be cultivated in tubs without any hassle. Each berbati is like all other berbats in taste and quality. On the contrary, once it is planted, it will yield six months in a row, which is not possible in any other variety.

If you want to know the Chief Seed Scientist of the Seed Board. Akhter Hossain said, ‘Although some other varieties of barbat have been certified at different times, this is only the first variety of roof barbat. The variety has been certified after verification and selection.

Method of cultivation:

Need a tub at least 10 inches in size. If there is any kind of soil in the tub, it will work. However, it is better to have etel-loam or sand-loam soil. One seed should be sown in each tub. Seedlings will germinate in four to five days after sowing. When the tree grows slowly, a bamboo stick should be given as a pole. As part of the care, half a handful of urea, TST or potash fertilizer should be given at the beginning. The tree will bear fruit in 45 to 50 days. The length of each barb will be 12 inches on average. The tree should be kept in the sun.

Recently I went to the roof of the university building and saw some barbati trees tying tub manure. The trees are very small in size. Each tub is covered with a bamboo stick. Some of the trees have flowers, while others have 10 to 12 barabati. The berbatis are pale-green in color.

Mehfuz Hasan was saying that the amount of agricultural land is decreasing day by day. So anyone can cultivate the tree on the roof if they want.Cultivate barbati vagetables in small tubs.Cultivate barbati vagetables in small tubs.

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