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Repositioning Our Black Tiger in Global Shrimp Market

The export-oriented shrimp industry of Bangladesh is facing turbulence as the quantity and value of exports declined for consecutive years at a stretch. A strong reason behind this is the rise of cheaper vannamei shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) produced and supplied by other countries. Now we need to reposition our Black »

Lumpy Skin Disease: An Emerging Cattle Disease in Bangladesh

Introduction Lumpy skin disease (LSD) is a disease of cattle and water buffalo caused by a Capripox virus belong to Poxviridae Family. Morbidity rates vary between 10 to 20% with a 1-5% mortality rate. LSD was first identified in 1929 in Zambia and then spread to Egypt in 1988, still »

Late Blight Resistant GM/GE Potato in Bangladesh-Now a Reality

In Bangladesh, farmers usually spend BDT 80 -100 crore per year in spraying fungicide to protect our major tuber crop, potato. This is just to control Late Blight disease caused by Phytophthora infestans, a fungus. According to Food and Agriculture 2017 around 25-57% potato yield loss occurs annually in Bangladesh »

CRISPR: A Breakthrough in Precise Gene Editing

CRISPR/Cas9, is an RNA-guided targeted genome editing tool – allows researchers to do gene knockout, knocking SNPs, insertions and deletions in cell lines and animals. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system requires two components, Cas9, the endonuclease, and a guide RNA (sgRNA); sgRNA guides Cas9 to the location in the »

Fertilizer Retailer Training Program held at Rangpur

ACI Fertilizer organized a Retailer Training Program (RTP) on 18 December 2020 at Sukurerhat, Mithapukur, Rangpur. Senior Area Manager Md. Shoriful Islam was present in the meeting with his team. This program was conducted with the cooperation of M/S. Noor Mohammad Traders and Proprietor Md. Noor Mohammad participated with »

ACI Fertilizer’s “Farmer Meeting” at Purbachal, Dhaka

On 25 December 2020, ACI Fertilizer organized a meeting with vegetable farmers of Purbachal area. Maintaining proper health safety and hygiene, the program was conducted in the field of local Primary School, Purbachal, Dhaka. Business Director of ACI Fertilizer- Bashir Ahmed was present in this meeting as Chief Guest. More »

GARDEN CLOUD: ACI Fertilizer- Aronno’s New Channel Partner

Aronno is a business unit of ACI Fertilizer for supporting urban gardeners. Aronno has a new Channel Partner named GARDEN CLOUD at Mohammadpur Ring Road, Dhaka for the local gardeners. The opening ceremony was held on 14 December 2020 with the presence of Mr. Ahsan Rony, Founder, Green Savers and »

Growth Stage Seed Potato shows Promising Result

ACI Seed is offering different varieties of seed potato named Diamant, Granula, Asterix, Cardinal, Algar, Courage, Musica, ACI Lal Pakri 1, and ACI Lal Pakri 2 across the potential potato growing zones of Bangladesh. ACI Seed produces the seed potato by using tissue culture technology from plantlet to final seed »

ACI Seed’s Hybrid Maize Promo

In December 2020, ACI Seed conducted massive promotional activities to promote Hybrid maize DEKALB BOSS. The variety belongs to the early to mid-segment of our maize market. The campaign took place through spot sales, farmers’ spot meeting, large farmers’ meet-up, one-to-one communication with key stakeholders. Marketing officers along with Area »

ACI Seed’s Papiya Super Gold: Outstanding Field Performance

ACI Seed’s Papiya Super Gold is a recent bitter gourd variety with excellent field performance. Results from the field level are promising for this hybrid variety. Farmers are also happy along with its efficient and high yields. Papiya Super Gold is virus resistant and its leaves are not rolled. »

International Study Decodes the Genome of 15 Wheat Varieties

A landmark discovery for genomes of 15 wheat varieties which represents breeding around the world has been sequenced by an international group of scientists led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask). According to Curtis Pozniak, Director of USask Crop Development Center (CDC), the discovery is "like finding the missing »