NAOGAON, March 15 -- Mango growers in several upazilas of the district are worried due to severe hopper pest attack.

Farmers are trying to get rid of the pest by spraying pesticides on their trees.

The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources said over 18,527 hectares of land were brought under varieties of mangoes in the 11 upazilas of the district.

Growers of Sapahar, Porsha and Raninagar upazilas of the district are the worst sufferers and they feared that they may not to get the desired yield.

Farmer Taslim Uddin of Khudranali village under Sapahar upazila said he has mango orchard on around five acres of land.

A good amount of mango trees in his orchard have been attacked by hoppers which causes damage to the flower stems...