At the Heart of Precision Farming: GPS Tech

Global Positioning System or GPS is a vital component of today’s Precision Farming. GPS enables farmers to fill the yield gap across the farmlands by effectively using data for yield mapping and field planning. With accurate navigation using GPS, farmers can collect location-specific soil samples and monitor crop conditions »

RNAi as a Foliar Spray for Gene Silencing

RNA interference (RNAi) is a useful technology that is being used more frequently to protect crops against viruses, fungi, and insect pests. A non-transgenic technique that depends on spray application of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) to induce RNAi is called spray-induced gene silencing (SIGS). It has gained popularity due to its »

Prospects of Gene Therapy for Major Diseases Treatment

Gene therapy is a method for curing disease by changing a person's DNA. Gene therapies can function in a variety of ways: Replacing a disease-causing gene with a healthy copy of the gene, inactivating a disease-causing gene that is not functioning properly. Gene therapy consists of 3 components: gene silencing »

Sharing Happiness: Eid Gifts for Sonalika Family

In July 2022, ACI Motors shared the happiness of Eid-Ul-Azha by providing gifts to dealers, agents, owners, users and other stakeholders of Sonalika Tractor. Moe than 1,100 members of Sonalika family received these Eid gifts from ACI Motors. The distribution of gifts took place all over the country before »

Entrepreneurs Development Program of ACI Fertilizer

Recently ACI Fertilizer signed a collaboration agreement for Entrepreneurship Development for Organic Fertilizer/Vermicompost Production with iDE (International Development Enterprise). Based on the agreement, ACI will develop 50 organic fertilizer/vermicompost entrepreneurs at the 4 districts (Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Sunamganj and Hobiganj) at Sylhet Division. On 28 July 2022, ACI Fertilizer »

Bitter Gourd Variety – Papiya Super Gold Campaign Jul’22

In July 2022, ACI Seed arranged a campaign program on promising bitter gourd variety – Papiya Super Gold in south and east regions of the country. Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Barisal, Patuakhali, Barguna, Bhola, Chittagong, Khagrachari, Rangamati are the potential places for bitter gourd cultivation especially in the long segment. Considering the »

Helping Heat-Stressed Cows as US Warms

Rising temperatures pose major challenges to the dairy industry -- a Holstein's milk production can decline 30 to 70% in warm weather -- but a new Cornell University-led study has found a nutrition-based solution to restore milk production during heat-stress events, while also pinpointing the cause of the decline. The »

Phosphate Biosensors to Enhance Plants' Fertilizer Use

Boyce Thompson Institute developed a genetically encoded biosensor that could help improve fertilizer use efficiency. The study, published in New Phytologist, is highly beneficial to agriculture. BTI postdoc fellow, Maria Harrison, explores the symbiotic relationships between arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and land plants. The host plant exchanges carbon for mineral »

How Stressed-out Plants Produce Their Own Aspirin

Plants protect themselves from environmental hazards like insects, drought and heat by producing salicylic acid, also known as aspirin. A new understanding of this process may help plants survive increasing stress caused by climate change. UC Riverside scientists recently published a seminal paper in the journal Science Advances reporting how »

Scientists Discover Critical Immune Component in Barley

Many valuable cereal crops come from the same grass family, Poaceae, including barley, wheat, rice, and maize. Scientists have been working to better understand the molecular mechanisms behind this lineage's survival to ensure that these plants continue to flourish and feed the world in years to come. Grasses have evolved »