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Boron deficiency in soil threats for crops and environment
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Boron deficiency in soil threats for crops and environment

Md. Rajibul Islam

Bangladesh is an agricultural dependent country. A comparison of crop yields is better than previous. Following the scientific method in agriculture, crop yields have increased but we cannot get the proper soil quality. The problem is that we are wasting our soil quality. We are using different types of chemicals in agriculture. As a result, the innate quality of soil is deteriorating. The use of various pesticides in crop fields is causing a lot of damage to the soil. Due to the use of chemical fertilizers, the organic matter of the soil is being wasted. As a result, we find a deficiency of boron in the soil. Besides soil and crops, chemicals are adversely affecting our environment, which is terrible for us.

About 47% of the country’s land is lacking boron, the essential energy source of soil and crops. Soil scientists fear about the production and its quality of different crops. Chief Scientific Officer of the Soil Science Department of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Nirmal Chandrashi & Chief Scientific Officer. Roshan Ara Begum said that out of the 30 agricultural environment zones of the country, there was a shortage of boron in 19 areas. : – Collected

In particular, the shortage of boron is evident in Dinajpur, Rangpur, Bogra, Shirajganj, Comilla and Sylhet districts. Boron deficiency can be seen in the Barendra area of ​​Rajshahi, Gazipur, Tangail & parts of Dhaka, hill areas of Chittagong, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Habiganj and Moulvibazar districts and also parts of Brahmanbaria and Habiganj districts. Among Rabi crops Wheat, Corn, Mustard, Mugdal, Chickpea, Sunflower, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Tomato & Potato need boron to grow. Besides, boron needs in papaya, jackfruit, guava lemon etc.

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