Research Team Develops Plant that Produces More Oil

Brookhaven Lab studies using the fast-growing plant Arabidopsis (above) are helping to identify strategies for getting plants to produce and accumulate more oil. The goal is to transfer these approaches to energy crop plants such as energycane and Miscanthus. Photo Source: Brookhaven National Laboratory A research team from the U. »

NTU Researchers Identify How Xanthomonas Bacteria Infect Plants

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have identified, for the first time, a key mechanism by which the dangerous "crop killer" Xanthomas bacteria infect crops. Xanthomas is a globally prevalent bacterium capable of infecting 400 different plant species. Xanthomonas infects and damages plants by injecting toxic »

Machine Learning Reveals Important Genes to Help Corn Grow with Less Fertilizer

A study conducted by researchers at New York University (NYU) together with their colleagues from National Taiwan University, Purdue University, and the University of Illinois has found genes, through machine learning, that help crops grow with less fertilizer and predict additional traits in plants and disease outcomes in animals. In »

Getting Reluctant Seeds to Sprout

Seeds that would otherwise lie dormant will spring to life with the aid of a new chemical discovered by a UC Riverside-led team. Plants have the ability to perceive drought. When they do, they emit a hormone that helps them hold on to water. This same hormone, ABA, sends a »

Sharing is Caring: Potato

Potato was first introduced in Europe by Spain in 1536, and the Spanish claim that Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada was the first to introduce the potato to Europe. Potatoes were not accepted at once in Europe because clerics said they were not mentioned in the bible, while others believed potatoes »

Potato Tips

Potatoes are known to be good for the stomach, spleen, and intestines. They could also be good for the environment. • Potatoes are among the most environmentally friendly vegetables. They’re easy to grow and don’t require massive amounts of fertilizer and chemical additives to thrive as many other vegetables »

Potatoes -Believe it or Not!

Potato comes from the Spanish word “Patata”. Besides, potatoes are 80% water. Here are some more amazing potato facts: • The potato originated in the region of southern Peru where it was first domesticated between 3000 BC and 2000 BC. • In 1995, potato plants were taken into space with the space »

Private Sector Capacity Building in Agricultural R&D

Agricultural research and development in Bangladesh have been mostly led by public institutions. The success of these institutions, especially in variety development, plant and animal breeding, and biotechnological interventions, is remarkable. For example, both biotic and abiotic stress-tolerant crop varieties are developed which can perform better against diseases, heat, drought, »

Sonalika Tractor: August 2021 Campaign Bonanza

In August 2021, ACI Motors organized a series of campaigns for the customers of Sonalika Tractor. Tractor Display Days, Game Show, Field Demo, and Performance Tests were some of events under this campaign. Throughout the month, ACI Motors organized 8 display camps where around 360 people participated. In these camps, »

ACI PGR Rapid: Creating Buzz among Commercial Mango and Guava Farmers

In August 2021, ACI Fertilizer had organized different meetings with commercial mango farmers at Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Rangpur, and Meherpur on its new product Rapid. Rapid is a Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) which breaks the alternate fruit-bearing nature in mango trees and increases the fruit-bearing capacity every year. It has »