Chemicals from Maize Roots Influence Wheat Yield

Researchers from the Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) at the University of Bern have shown that specialized metabolites secreted by maize roots affect the quality of soil and in some fields, this effect increases the yields of wheat planted after maize in the same soil by more than 4%. It »

Biotechnology to Improve Hybrid Breeding of Soybeans

New research conducted by scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Cornell University successfully produced fertile hybrid offspring in soybeans using a biotechnology approach. The study published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal revealed that obligate outcrossing with the Barnase/Barstar lines can amplify hybrid seed sets and enable »

Super Pangenome of Potato Could Lead to the Next Super Potato

Scientists from McGill University are looking for ways to improve the resilience and nutritional quality of potatoes. The research team led by Professor Martina Strömvik has created a potato super pangenome to identify genetic traits that can help produce the next super potato. Strömvik and her team assembled the genome »

AI Can Estimate Rice Yields

Recent advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning, particularly deep learning with convolutional neural networks (CNNs), offer promising solutions. To explore the scope of this new technology, researchers from Japan conducted a study focusing on rice. They used ground-based digital images taken at harvesting stage of the crop, combined with »

Sharing ‘Pomegranate’ is Caring

Punica granatum is the scientific name of the historical fruit pomegranate. From the beginning of mankind, it has been a very important fruit or object not only for its taste but its symbolism and significance in different religions. In Islam, it is considered that the fruit is from heaven and »

Pomegranate Growing Tips

Like any other fruit, Pomegranate farming can always be a wonderful option for an agro-enthusiast. Without a doubt, the market demand is also high due to its importance for nutrition and taste. Here are some tips for the beginner to start with What type of Pomegranate? The variety is to »

Pomegranate: Believe it or Not:

“Having a name unlike the Berry Looks alike the color of a cherry With thousand seeds Indeed, a fruit from Heaven Happy is the person to whom it is given.” Few poetic words would not be enough to portray the enormous significance and vital history of a fruit, none other »

Biodegradable Plastic: A Green Bio-based Technology for Sustainable Future

We use mulch to conserve soil moisture, improve fertility and health of the soil, reduce weed growth and enhance the visual appeal of the area. Now, biodegradable mulch films can be an ideal alternative to conventional plastic mulch to reduce plastic waste. These films are designed to naturally break down »

Concept of Biopharming and its Applications

Biopharming, also known as molecular farming is a field of biotechnology that involves using genetically modified plants or animals as bioreactors to produce valuable pharmaceuticals, vaccines, or industrial compounds. These genetically engineered organisms are designed to express specific genes that encode the desired products, allowing for large-scale production of high-value »

Sonalika Tractor Demo and Network Partner Meets

In July 2023, ACI Motors arranged several events for the Sonalika Tractor community throughout the country. It organized tractor demonstration programs in 16 Upazillas of the country that can be largely benefited from farm mechanization. Besides, 12 network partner meetings were organized where tractor owners, operators and drivers gathered and »