July 2018

A 17-post collection

PVS Trails of Hybrid Maize by Smallholder Farmers

ACI Seed’s R&D, PDS and Product Portfolio team jointly conducted preliminary yield trials of 50 exotic hybrid maize varieties of 6 foreign principal companies in the last rabi2017-18 and kharif-I 2018 season. Participatory Varietal Selection (PVS) trials were conducted to validate and include new exotic hybrid maize »

Sharing is Caring!

Fruit art is also a form of art. Apart from its artistic value and beauty, it can also be used as a tool to change the way we convince children to eat nutritious food. As children are more interested in toys, we can use different fruits to create fruit arts »

Orientation Workshop for IDSS Field Executives

A three-day long orientation workshop for field executives of the Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) project was organized on 2-4 June 2018 at CAMPE Training Center, Dhaka. The goal of this workshop was to train the field executives for user engagement activities of IDSS project. The workshop was jointly organized »

'Green'-feed: Industrial Microbes for Cattle-Feed

Deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, nitrogen pollution -- today's agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment and climate. Cultivating feed in industrial facilities instead of on croplands might help to alleviate the critical implications in the agricultural food supply chain. Protein-rich »

Detecting Foot and Mouth Disease Easily

Sampling the environment is an effective way to detect foot and mouth disease, according to a paper published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The sampling method, swabbing environmental surfaces where livestock are kept, can be easily performed and can detect viral genetic »

Lentils Significantly Reduce Blood Glucose Levels

Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study. Prof. Alison Duncan, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Dan Ramdath of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, found that swapping out half of »

New Type of Photosynthesis Discovered

A new type of photosynthesis has been discovered by an international team of scientists. The discovery, led by Imperial College London, and involved groups from Australia and France changes the understanding of basic mechanism of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis uses visible red light, but the new type uses near-infrared light instead. It »

Plant Defense Genes Rewired to Reduce Crop Waste

A team of researchers led by Professor Declan Bates from the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB) and Professor Katherine Denby from the University of York has developed a genetic control system that would enable plants to strengthen their defense response against deadly pathogens so they could remain healthy and »

Whether Wheat Weathers Heat Waves

A heat wave sweeps through a city and people swelter, running indoors to find air conditioning. But crops out in a field aren't so lucky. For them, there is no escape. Scientists in Australia are working to understand how heat waves impact wheat. They are mixing observational studies with techniques »

High-protein Maize Shows Resistance to Parasitic Weed

A study by researchers from Africa identified four varieties of high-protein maize, which are resistant to, or tolerant of semi-parasitic weed, Striga. Maize is a widely accepted staple food in many countries. However, farmers growing maize face many challenges such as drought, diseases, and pests. In sub-Saharan Africa, 20 to »

Sharing Happiness with Eid Gifts from ACI Motors

ACI Motors shared the joy of Eid with its customers, dealers, wellwishers, and other stakeholders with complementary gifts countrywide. On the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr, ACI Motors distributed about 1,500 gifts to its existing customers, dealers, and wellwishers. Besides, about 11,000 people attended Ifar with ACI Motors team in »