ACI Seed awarded in Nat’l Veg Fair 2020

ACI Seed won the 1st Prize in “National Vegetable Fair 2020” for demonstration of ACI’s Complete Vegetable Value Chain. The fair was held at KIB Complex, Khamarbari, Farmgate from 3-5 January 2020. The fair was inaugurated by Krishibid Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, MP, Honourable Minster, Ministry of Agriculture and »

Pollination Is Better in Cities Than the Country

Flowering plants are better pollinated in urban than in rural areas. This has now been demonstrated experimentally by a team of scientists led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). Although the scientists found »

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

People have used the phrase "drone on and on" for a long time. Webster's dictionary defines this figure of speech as "to speak for a long time in a dull voice without saying anything interesting." Yet, in agriculture, drones aren't dull, at all! Farmers use drones »

Researchers Discover Vaccine to Strengthen Plant Immune System

Plants possess an immune system much like humans and animals. It can recognize pathogenic fungi by the chitin in their cell walls, triggering disease resistance. Some fungi hide from plant immune system by converting chitin into chitosan. Researchers at the University of Münster have found that plants can react to »

Wild Tomato Shows Better Resistance to Bacterial Canker Than Cultivated Varieties

Scientists from Cornell University reported in Bacteriology journal that wild tomato varieties are more resistant to bacterial canker than the traditionally cultivated varieties. They aimed at understanding how bacteria spread and colonize in wild tomatoes compared to the cultivated tomatoes. They zeroed in on the plants' vascular systems, particularly in »

Plants' 'Organic' Wounds Improve Produce

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found benefits of insect leaf-wounding in fruit and vegetable production. Stress responses created in the fruits and vegetables initiated an increase in antioxidant compounds prior to harvest, making them healthier for human consumption. "Many studies in the past supported this idea, but »

Scientists Improve Antioxidant Content of Maize

Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences improved the tocopherol composition of maize to maximize its use for human and livestock health. The results are published in Transgenic Research. α-tocopherol, a form of vitamin E, is the most effective antioxidant. It is produced from γ-tocopherol by γ-tocopherol methyltransferase (γ-TMT, »

Research Identifies Possible On/off Switch for Plant Growth

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth -- good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by climate change. Researchers found the protein, IRK, while looking for clues to the ways plant cells divide or expand. They discovered IRK in the roots »

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Cucumber juice can be very useful in ordinary household situations. Your bathroom mirror is steaming up? Just rub the slice of cucumber on it! You need a quick way to polish shoes? Rub it with cucumber and it will remain shiny even in wet weather! Your squeaky metal hinges annoy »

Cucumber Tips

Cucumber has multiple benefits: It's High in Nutrients Cucumbers are low in calories but high in water and several important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers with the peel provides the maximum amount of nutrients. It Contains Antioxidants Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful »

Believe it or not!

• Cucumbers are 96% water. • A whole cucumber is just 16 calories. • Cucumber is the 4th most cultivated vegetable in the world. • Cucumbers have the ability to very easily remove the feeling of hunger from our minds. • Cucumbers have many types, shapes, textures and colors, including orange, yellow, green and white. »