University of Basel Research Team Decodes How Corn Reduces Arsenic in Soil

Arsenic is a toxic element that accumulates in food when crops grow in contaminated soil. A study conducted by the University of Basel has discovered a mechanism used by corn plants to reduce arsenic uptake in a special substance released into the soil by the plant's roots. Arsenic-contaminated soils and »

Microbes May Affect Taste of Mustard Seeds

Can microbes in the soil also contribute to taste? In a recent study published in New Phytologist, former PhD student Corrine Walsh at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder and CIRES Fellow Noah Fierer ran one of the first experiments to »

Rice Protein Contributes to Stress Resistance in Plants

A group of researchers from Bacha Khan University in Pakistan and other institutions investigated a type of plant protein called MYB transcription factors (MYB TFs) to see if they could improve crop yields under stressful conditions like heat, salt, and drought. Their findings are published in GM Crops & Food. »

International Team of Scientists Cracks Sugarcane's Complex Genetic Code

Sugarcane's complicated genetics made it the last major crop without a complete and highly accurate genome. Scientists from France, Australia, Czech Republic, and the United States led by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) have developed and combined multiple techniques to successfully map out sugarcane's genetic »

Garlic: Sharing is Caring

Garlic has been a staple in the human diet and medicine cabinet for over 5,000 years, originating from Central Asia. Its journey through history is as rich and varied as its flavor. Ancient Egyptians revered garlic, feeding it to workers building the pyramids to enhance their endurance and strength. »

Garlic Tips

We should opt for garlic varieties like that are are more suited to warmer climates. Apart from that following are the tips for growing, harvesting and storing garlic: Vernalization: Expose garlic cloves to a chilling period of 10-12 weeks in a refrigerator before planting to simulate winter conditions. Planting Time: »

Garlic: Believe It or Not!

The world's largest garlic bulb weighed over 11 pounds and was grown in China in 2015. Here are some more astonishing facts on garlic: • In the Middle Ages, garlic was used as a form of currency in some parts of the world. • Known as "Russian penicillin," garlic was »

Nano Urea: Advancing Crop Nutrition for Efficiency & Sustainability

Nano Urea, developed using Nanotechnology, marks a significant advancement in nutrient delivery systems. It offers precise nutrient doses to crops, minimizing waste and environmental impact. In Bangladesh, where Urea demand is 2.9 million tons (source: BRRI), mostly for rice cultivation, Nano Urea presents a promising alternative to traditional methods, »

Enhanced Genome Editing Benefits from Magnetofection

Magnetofection is a technique that combines magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) with nucleic acids (such as plasmid DNA, siRNA, or other genetic material) to facilitate their delivery into target cells using an external magnetic field. While magnetofection is primarily used for gene delivery, it can also offer several benefits for genome editing »

Site Directed Nucleases (SDN) for Targeted Genome Modification

SDN is the collective term for the technique of creating a specific break in DNA with a nuclease, an enzyme that cuts DNA. Targeted modifications to the plant's traits are intended to be introduced by using the DNA break and the plant's inherent repairing systems. Site-directed nucleases (SDNs) are a »

Sonalika Tractor Demo and Smart Choice Fair Across Bangladesh

In March 2024, ACI Motors organized dynamic Sonalika Tractor demonstrations and Smart Choice Fairs in various regions across the country. These initiatives aimed to showcase the superior performance and reliability of Sonalika Tractors while providing customers with an opportunity to explore smart choices in agricultural equipment. In six strategic locations »