On 16 January 2023. ACI Seed arranged a field day program on Summer Onion – Biplob at Sreepur, Magura. Biplob is an amazing onion variety with unleashed potential. Considering the potentiality, ACI Seed is working with East-West Seed International, a giant multinational company. The goal is to promote the summer onion variety in Bangladesh and also start the trial marketing of the variety. ACI Seed has set up about 100 demonstrations in the potential districts of the country. Biplob can be cultivated from April to September. The variety is high-temperature and rainfall tolerant. The disease pressure is very low. It is a wider adaptable variety having a superior yield advantage with 30-32 MT/Hectare. The crop duration is about 100 days after transplanting. The germination percentage of the seed of the variety is more than 90%. The bulb shape is a flat globe and a pink rose is its color, the average bulb weight is 70-100 gm, and more than 90% of bulbs are single bulbs. The bolting percentage is less than 5%. The pungency of the variety is medium to high. The storage capacity is 2-3 months.
Ms. Salma Jahan Nipa, Upazilla Agriculture Officer was present as Chief Guest. Mr. Mostafa Kamal, Country Manager, East West Seed; Mr. Yusuf Alam, Asst. Marketing Manager, ACI Seed; Mr. Mohibullah Ibne Hoque, PDS Manager, East West Seed; Mr. Abdul Monnaf, Area Sales Manager and Territory Officers of ACI Seed were present in the program. More than 90 farmers and retailers participated in the field day program. The officials of East West Seed and ACI Seed discussed the characteristics and performance of the variety. The demo farmer, Mr. Mizanur Rahman cultivated 10 decimal lands and was very pleased with the excellent result of Biplob. He got more than 3 Mond onions per decimal in his land. The participating farmers and retailers were very excited to see the performance and know about the key information of Biplob through the program. They are committed to cultivating the variety in the coming season.