Field Day of Hybrid Rice Variety ‘ACI 6’ held at Manikganj

On 18 May 2022, ACI Seed’s team of Dhaka area conducted a field day program of ACI 6. The program was held at Daulatpur, Manikganj. Mr. Sudhir Chandra Nath, Business Director, ACI Seed was present as the chief guest in the program. Mr. Mizanur Rahaman, Business Manager; Mr. Ferdous »

Promising Veg Seed Retailers’ Meeting held at Dumuria, Khulna

On 29 May 2022, ACI Seed arranged a retailers’ meeting focusing on promising vegetable varieties. The meeting was held with the assistance of M/S Habib Beej Bhander at Chuknagar, Dumuria, Khulna. Dumuria is a very potential place for vegetable cultivation in Kharif Season. Farmers cultivate the vegetables of Cucurbitaceae »

Automated Drones Could Scare Birds Off Agricultural Fields

In the future, cameras could spot blackbirds feeding on grapes in a vineyard and launch drones to drive off the avian irritants, then return to watch for the next invading flock. All without a human nearby. A Washington State University research team has developed just such a system, which they »

Forecast of Food Cyber Attacks

Wide-ranging use of smart technologies is raising global agricultural production but international researchers warn this digital-age phenomenon could reap a crop of another kind -- cybersecurity attacks. Complex IT and math modeling at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, Aix-Marseille University, France and Flinders University in South Australia, have highlighted »

Genomes of 418 Canola Varieties Identify Genes for Yield Improvement

An international research team has successfully unraveled the genomes of 418 unique samples of rapeseed from different geographical locations across the globe to identify traits for improved crop yield. The research is a four-year collaboration among scientists from Australia, China, and the United States. The researchers were able to identify »

Scientists Grow Plants in Soil from the Moon for the First Time

For the first time in human history, scientists marked a milestone in lunar and space exploration as they have successfully grown plants in soil from the moon collected during the Apollo 11, 12, and 17 missions. Scientists Rob Ferl and Anna-Lisa Paul from the University of Florida showed that plants »

Genetic Engineering of Potato Starch

Two articles recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences and the Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture journals outline how CRISPR technology can advance the uses of the world's largest vegetable crop. Both papers include the work done by Stephany Toinga, Ph.D., who was a graduate student »

Edited Tomatoes Produce More Sunshine Vitamins

John Innes Centre (JIC) scientists used CRISPR-Cas9 to shut off a molecule in tomato plants and increase the concentration of provitamin D3 in the fruits and leaves. The study, published in Nature Plants, provides a simple solution to the increasing number of individuals suffering from vitamin D insufficiency worldwide. Vitamin »

Soil: Sharing is Caring!

Soil is considered a non-renewable resource, making it even more precious – and something we ought to take care of! Archaeologists believe that the collapse of some ancient civilizations – including that of Harappa in the Indus Valley, and the Mayans in Central America – was a direct result of mismanagement of their »

Soil Tips

Soil pH is a measure of soil acidity or alkalinity. Most plants like growing in soil that's close to pH 'neutral' or just slightly acidic (pH 6.5-7). You can measure your soil pH with a store-bought soil pH test kit. If you are a gardener, here are some tips »