Field Day of Hybrid Rice Variety ‘ACI 6’ held at Manikganj Seed’s team of Dhaka area conducted a field day program of ACI 6 recently. The program was held at Daulatpur, Manikganj. Mr. Sudhir Chandra Nath, Business Director, ACI Seed was present as the chief guest in the program. Mr. Mizanur Rahaman, Business Manager; Mr. Ferdous Mia, Area Sales Manager; Mr. Mohammad Ali, Sr. Marketing Officer of ACI Seed were present in the program. More than 80 farmers and retailers participated in the program. The proprietor of M/S Shahid Beej Bhander, Upazilla Agriculture Officer and Agriculture Extension Officer were also present in the program.

Basically, the farmers of Manikganj are habituated to cultivating the inbred rice. ACI is trying to promote hybrid rice variety among the farmers and traders focusing on blast tolerance, no lodging problem, the yield advantage and profitability of the variety cultivation. In the demo field, the farmer got more than 100 mond per acre by cultivating ACI 6 in this season. The participating farmers and retailers were very excited to see the performance of the variety. Now they are committed to cultivating the variety in the next season.

ACI Hybrid Dhan 6 is one of the popular hybrid rice varieties in the country and it is known as a brand of Chakka. ACI 6 is a promising slender variety of hybrid rice of ACI Seed and the Business is giving distinct attention on the variety considering the market potentiality. The farmers have got satisfactory results by cultivating ACI 6 in this season in different places of the country. The cultivation period of the variety is November to January and the seed rate is 6 kg per acre. The harvesting period of the variety is 145-150 days. The average yield per decimal is more than one mond.