Economics of Boro Rice Production in Rangpur District of Bangladesh: Comparative Assessment of Urea Super Granule and Traditional Urea Application
Md. Farhad Masum, Md. Monirul Islam, Arifa Jannat and Aurup Ratan Dhar
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
The study was examined the profitability of Boro rice production using Urea Super Granule (USG) and traditional urea in Rangpur district of Bangladesh. 60 farmers were selected randomly for the present study. The cultivation of Boro rice was profitable from the viewpoint of the farmers. Per hectare net return for USG user and traditional urea user was Tk. 40264.4 and Tk. 26740.2, respectively. Benefit cost ratio for USG user and traditional urea user was estimated at 1.5 and 1.3, respectively. BCR was higher for USG user because they were efficient producer. Power tiller cost, seed/seedling cost, TSP cost, MoP cost, cowdung cost and irrigation cost; and human labor cost, seed/seedling cost, urea cost, MoP cost, cowdung cost and irrigation cost had significant impact on gross return from Boro rice production for USG and traditional urea user, respectively. Age of farmer, price of USG, soil nutrient availability and extension contact had significant impact on farmers’ preference for using USG in Boro rice production. The price of fertilizer should be regulated strictly by the government and extension programs should be arranged in order to motivate farmers for adopting USG use in Boro rice production.
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