Profitability Analysis of a Four Crop Based Cropping Pattern in Bogura Region of Bangladesh

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  •   Md Tanbir Hasan

  •   Md. Shahidul Alam

  •   Md. Zulfikar Haider Prodhan

  •   Md. Monowarul Islam Chowdhury

  •   Md. Aminul Islam

Abstract

Farmers in the Bogura region benefit significantly from the systematic use of crop rotation. The experiment was performed at the Shibganj, Bogura, in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to create a potato-Boro-radish-T. Aman rice crop sequence that would compete with the potato-Boro-T. Aman rice crop sequence. Primary objectives of the experiment were to determine the cost of producing enhanced Potato-Boro-Radish-T. Aman rice and compare it to current potato-boro-t. aman rice. There were two patterns: Current Cropping Pattern Potato (BARI Alu-8)-Boro (BRRI dhan 28)-T. Aman (BRRI dhan-49) and Alternative Cropping Pattern Potato (BARI Alu-25)-Boro (BRRI dhan 28) -Radish (Rocky)-T. Aman (BRRI dhan-57). The research revealed that an alternative cropping pattern required average crop duration of 315 days to complete one cycle in a year, implying that a four multiple cropping sequence was economically viable to replace the current cropping pattern. In terms of mean REY, the total grain/tuber yield was 42.80 t/ha/year, which was 66% greater than the current pattern (25.76 t/ha/year). The overall production efficiency (185.14 kg/ha/day), usage of land (86.16%), and engagement in the population (660 man-days/ha/year) of the alternative cropping pattern were 45, 7, and 41% higher, respectively, than the current cropping pattern. Alternative cropping patterns had the gross benefit of 274911 Tk./ha/year, indicating that they were sparingly sustainable. The alternative crop sequence also improved crop strength, growers' real understanding, technique, profits, and engagement. Furthermore, by trying to incorporate T. aman straw into soil with an alternative cropping pattern, it promotes soil health. As a result, farmers in Bangladesh's Bogura region may employ a different planting pattern on their variable land in order to boost production and profitability while also creating jobs.


Keywords: Crop sequence, Crop rotation, Level of Productivity, Rice comparable yield, Usage of land

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Hasan, M. T., Alam, M. S., Prodhan, M. Z. H., Chowdhury, M. M. I., & Islam, M. A. (2021). Profitability Analysis of a Four Crop Based Cropping Pattern in Bogura Region of Bangladesh. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 3(6), 41–46. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejfood.2021.3.6.387