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Agricultural Drone: Next Generation Safe & Precision Farming

Agricultural drones can make our farming safe and precise. The prime role these drones will play is in the application of fertilizer, pesticides and nutrients including the liquid and foliar ones. Such applications are not only precise but also efficient. Our farmers will be saved from health hazards caused by »

Marker-Assisted Backcrossing for Gene Pyramiding

Marker-assisted backcrossing (MABC), a simplified version of marker-assisted selection, is now commonly used in molecular breeding. Marker-assisted backcrossing targets one or more genes or QTLs transferred from one donor parent into another superior cultivar or genotype to improve a targeted trait. Contrary to conventional backcrossing, MABC depends on the alleles »

Role of Bioinformatics in Crop Improvement

Bioinformatics is a new and growing field that combines the power of computers, mathematical algorithms, and statistics with principles from the life sciences to solve biological problems. It is a developing multidisciplinary field of science and technology that addresses biological data collecting and warehousing, data mining, database searches, analysis and »

ACI Motors’ Watch Together Event for FIFA World Cup 2022

Throughout the season of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, ACI Motors arranged watch together event along with the customers, drivers and network partners. The watching event took place in 14 different locations of the country including: Cumilla, Mymensingh, Sylhet, Chattogram, Kisghoreganj, Barisal, Jessore, Faridpur, Bogura and Thakurgaon. More than 800 »

Field Day of ACI Fertilizer Held in Khagrachori

On 18 December 2022, a large- field day of ACI Fertilizer took place in Khagrachori. This hilly area is well known for the cultivation of Guava, Mango, Plum, Pineapple, Banana etc. A farmer planted and cultivated about 3600 Plum trees and 8000 Mango trees in his orchard. He used the »

RTP and Model Farmers Training Program of ACI Fertilizer Held at Barguna

On 22 December 2022, an RTP & Model farmers training program took place in Barguna. This area is popular for Watermelon cultivation and it is estimated to have more than 1000 acres of land occupied by this profitable crop. The cultivation of watermelon is increasing day by day. ACI Fertilizer »

Promoting Prominent Water Melon Variety – Big Touch in South Region

Water Melon is one of the major cash crops for the farmers of the southern region especially in Patuakhali, Bhola, Barguna, Bagerhat, and Khulna targeting the rabi season. Considering the potentiality, ACI Seed is promoting a prominent watermelon variety under the brand name “Big Touch” in the southern region. The »

Special Campaign Program on Maize Varieties – DON-111 & PAC 139

Maize is one of the most focused crops of ACI Seed. The Business has taken an initiative to arrange a special campaign program at key customer points in potential areas. ACI Seed has commenced the campaign with farmer meetings, retailers meeting, meeting with DAE concerns, result demonstrations, group campaigns, haat-Bazar »

Flexible CRISPR-Combo System Used to Edit Genomes in Plants

Researchers from the Amrita School of Biotechnology in India created a flexible CRISPR-Combo platform for simultaneous genome editing and gene activation in plants. The results of their study are summarized in Science Open. Plant genome engineering has benefited from CRISPR-Cas9, its derived base editors, and CRISPR activation systems. However, these »

EFSA Releases Scientific Opinions for Renewal of Authorization of 3 GM Soybeans

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) GMO Panel has released its Scientific Opinion on data submitted for the renewal of authorization applications for three genetically modified (GM) soybeans, including insect-resistant soybean MON 87701, insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant soybean MON 87701 × MON 89788, and herbicide-tolerant 40-3-2 for food and feed uses, excluding »

Researchers Identify Genes to Help Fruit Adapt to Droughts

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and Cornell University have completed the first study that provides a comprehensive picture of changes in gene expression in response to water stress in tomatoes and identified genes that could help plant breeders develop fruit that can cope with drought conditions. Led by »