Mechanized Agriculture

Rice is grown in BD in the following seasons, with wheat as another growing season, which can also be harvested with the same harvester used for rice:

  1. Aus     Harvested in late August and September, on ~ 2.5 million acres in 2008, with approximate production of 1.5 million metric tons.
  2. Aman    Harvested from October through early January, on ~9.3 million acres in 2008, with approximate production of 12.5 million metric tons.
  3. Wheat    Harvested in March and April, on ~ 0.6 million acres in 2008, with approximate production of 0.9 million metric tons.
  4. Boro    Harvested in May and June, on ~ 10. Million acres in 2008, with approximate production of 17 million metric tons.

Boro Rice Zones - Bangladesh

Boro Rice Zones in Bangladesh. The major rice crop.

 Bangladesh Wheat Zones

Wheat Zones in Bangladesh. A crop of increasing importance for the foreseeable future.