Post-Harvest Capacity Building in Bangladesh: The Way Forward

We need to build post-harvest capacity to reduce the losses of our farmers. For that, we need to promote efficient harvesting techniques, storage, and transportation facilities. With enhanced post-harvest capacity, farmers will be better positioned for bargaining a fair price and increase their incomes. This will help intermediaries and other »

Effect of Cold Storage Conditions on Properties of Potato Tubers

Post-harvest processing is important for making potatoes available for a longer period in the market and keeping the losses at a minimum. Different factors are responsible for affecting the storage of potatoes in storehouses. Potatoes should be stored at different temperatures according to their intended purposes. Low temperature is better »

Restriction Enzyme Digestion: Capabilities and Resources

Special enzymes termed restriction enzymes have been discovered in many different bacteria and other single-celled organisms. These restriction enzymes can scan along a length of DNA looking for a particular sequence of bases that they recognize. This recognition site or sequence is generally from 4 to 6 base pairs in »

Power Tiller Exchange made Easy by ACI Motors

In FY 2020-21, customers had exchanged 417 unit old power tillers with brand new ones from ACI Motors. First started in October 2019 with a fair at Gopalganj, the exchange offer enabled customers to bring their old power tillers and get a better value while exchanging it with a brand »

ACI Fertilizer: Farmers Meeting held at Modhupur, Tangail

On 7 June 2021, ACI Fertilizer arranged a Farmer’s Training Program at Hagurakuri, Modhupur, Tangail. About 50 commercial large farmers attended the program. The farmers of Hagurakuri area usually cultivate Banana, Pineapple, Turmeric, Ginger, Arum etc. and they are using chemical fertilizer in their fields for a long time. »

3 Innovative Fertilizer Products to be launched

ACI Fertilizer is going to launch three new and innovative products in the market. Osmocote NPK (Slow Release Fertilizer): This month ACI Fertilizer is going to introduce Osmocorp NPK Slow Release Fertilizer in the market. It is an innovative product that slowly releases Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium for 150 days; »

Special Campaign Program on Bitter Gourd Variety – Palee Plus

Palee Plus is a very prominent variety of Bitter Gourd of East West Seed. It is an international variety of East West Seed. ACI Seed is giving a special focus on the variety considering the market potentiality. Palee Plus is a long segment variety of Bitter Gourd. The average fruit »

ACI’s Papiya Super Gold gained Farmers’ Trust in Southern Region

Virus-free Hybrid Bitter Gourd ‘Papiya Super Gold’ is a new era variety introduced by ACI Seed during 2020. The variety has found tremendous results due to its attractive golden color seed. Key features of the variety are: more than 90% of fruits are uniform and attractive green in color ensuring »

ACI Chairman wins Bangabandhu Agriculture Award

ACI Group Chairman M Anis Ud Dowla, has been awarded "Bangabandhu Jatiyo Krishi Puroshkar-1424" at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in Dhaka recently. Agricultural Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque handed over the award to Mr. Dowla and other winners on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who joined the ceremony »

Genetics Allows Selection of Cattles that Produce Less Methane

An Anglo-Danish biological insights group has identified a way to reduce emissions from cattle by selecting the ones that produce less methane using genetic tools. Using genetics, scientists from Synomics identified a gene in cattle that causes excessive methane production. The group claims that selective breeding will help farmers breed »