December 2023

A 17-post collection

Rice-Based Snacks: A Global Opportunity Rooted in Bangladesh's Culinary Tradition

In Bangladesh, the processed food and ready-made snack industry heavily relies on imported raw materials like wheat, oil, and sugar. However, street foods in Bangladesh predominantly revolve around rice-based delicacies. It reflects the deep-rooted culinary tradition and the widespread popularity of such snacks. Therefore, rice, the locally produced staple, presents »

Big data-based precision agriculture for crop improvement

Big data-based precision agriculture plays a significant role in crop improvement by leveraging advanced technologies and data analytics to enhance various aspects of crop production. Here are several ways in which big data is utilized for crop improvement in precision agriculture: Genomic Data Analysis: -Genomic Sequencing: Big data analytics processes »

Genetic Diversity, QTL Mapping, and Marker-Assisted Selection Technology in tomato

Genetic diversity, quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping, and marker-assisted selection (MAS) are key components of modern plant breeding programs, including those focused on tomato improvement. Let's explore each of these concepts in the context of tomatoes: Genetic Diversity in Tomatoes: Genetic diversity refers to the variety of genetic material within »

ACI Motors' Sonalika Network Partner Meet & Spot Picnic Success

In November 2023, ACI Motors successfully organized the Sonalika Network Partner Meet & Spot Picnic Programs in 50 locations across the country. These events served as a platform for fostering strong relationships with network partners and creating memorable experiences for all participants. The Sonalika Network Partner Meet brought together network »

ACI Fertilizer Empowers Dealers at Regional Conferences

Last month, ACI Fertilizer organized Regional Dealer Conferences in Jashore and Rangamati. On November 17, 2023, the Regional Dealer Conference for the South Region was held at BLC, Jashore, and on November 24, 2023, the Regional Dealer Conferences for the Cumilla Zone took place at Rangadwip Resort in Rangamati. These »

Promoting Summer Onion Variety - Biplob at Meherpur

The Meherpur Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) organized a field day program showcasing the Summer Onion – Biplob at Sadar, Meherpur on November 25th, 2023. As part of the summer onion extension program, DAE conducted demonstrations of suitable onion varieties in potential districts across the country, with Biplob being one of »

ACI Seed introduced ‘Bandhu Dhan’: High-Performing Coarse Rice

Recognizing the market potential, ACI Seed has introduced a highly competitive coarse rice variety under the brand name ‘Bandhu Dhan’, registered as ACI Agrolink Hybrid Dhan-2. This variety originates from Chongqing Zhong Yi Seed Co. Ltd, a renowned seed company in China. ACI Seed has dedicated several years to developing »

Researchers Engineer Enzymes to Gain Access to More Sugar in Plants

Researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy have engineered enzymes that could generate biomass that can be efficiently converted into biofuels and other useful bioproducts. The paper is published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal. The senior plant biologist at Brookhaven Laboratory, Chang-Jun Liu said, “The »

CRISPR-Cas9 Unlocks TuMV Resistance in Chinese Cabbage

The turnip mosaic virus (TuMV), a potyvirus, has severely threatened Chinese cabbage crops. Existing research suggests that the eukaryotic translation initiation factor (eIF) genes, such as eIF(iso)4E, play a pivotal role in TuMV resistance in Arabidopsis. Researchers at Nanjing Agricultural University used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technique on the »

CRISPR-Cas3 Brings New Gene Editing Options for Aquaculture

The Centre for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT), a leading provider of genetics solutions in aquaculture, in collaboration with C4U Corporation, has developed CRISPR-Cas3 gene editing technology for aquaculture while ensuring that it maintains greater safety and unhindered legal access compared to its cousin CRISPR-Cas9. Professor Tomoji Mashimo, currently at the University »