January 2019

A 17-post collection

Flourishing life through shrimp farming

Agrolink Aurora Shrimp has ascertained Satkhira for the factory as it is one of the major harvesting points in the country and 60% of the total shrimp of the country is harvested here. The quality of the shrimp depends on maintaining a standard time duration from harvesting to processing. Aurora »

Scientists Discover Way to Make Rice Plants Replicate through Seeds as Clones

Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), have discovered a way to make rice plants replicate through seeds as clones. Though 400 species of wild plants produce viable seeds without fertilization, the same process has not evolved in most commercial crop species. The work led by postdoctoral researcher »

The Gene Helping Submerged Plants

Climate change threatens plants as the risks of flooding increase. A new study from Stockholm University shows that special genes are key to keeping plants from withering, remaining healthy and resistant to a lack of oxygen when they are underwater for a period of long time. Developing tolerant plant varieties »

Surprising History of Maize Domestication

Smithsonian scientists and collaborators are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a predecessor of today's corn plants still bearing many features of its wild ancestor was likely brought to South America from Mexico more than »

Recruiting Ants to Fight Weeds on the Farm

Harvester ants that eat weed seeds on the soil's surface can help farmers manage weeds on their farms, according to an international team of researchers, who found that tilling less to preserve the ants could save farmers fuel and labor costs, as well as preserve water and improve soil quality. »

Plants as Antifungal Factories

Researchers from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), in collaboration with the IATA, have developed a biotechnological tool to produce, in a very efficient manner, antifungal proteins in plants. The research, published »

Peanuts That Do More with Less Water

The beloved peanut usually grows in sandy soil where there might not be much moisture. But some varieties of peanut perform better in drought than others. They use less water when there isn't much to go around, and remain productive as drought deepens. Crop scientists are trying to find the »

Fosholi Field Day at Barguna

Building on the successful introduction of Fosholi, the advisory platform for smallholder rice farmers, Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) team has organized a Field Day at Amtoli, Barguna on 13 December 2018. The move is part of ACI’s strategic intervention to raise awareness regarding the various issues and stages »

Sonalika Tractor – 12 Years of Triumph Celebration

On the occasion of stepping into the 12th year of Sonalika Tractor in Bangladesh, a day-long celebration program was organized at “Simante Shammelon Kendro” at Rajshahi BGB Camp on 6 December 2018. The noteworthy segments of the celebration were a friendly football match between Sonalika Tractor customers and well-wishers, honoring »

ACI Fertilizer Strategic Business Meeting held in 4 Zones

The strategic business meeting of ACI Fertilizer’s Rangpur Zone was held on 9 December 2018, Rajshahi Zone on 10 December 2018, Cumilla Zone on 16 December, and Jashore Zone on 18 December 2018. Business Director along with Sales Manager, Asst. Marketing Manager, Asst. product Manager, Area Managers, and Territory »