July 2023

A 14-post collection

Gene Editing in Agriculture: Unlocking Opportunities for Sustainable Bangladesh

By precisely modifying the genetic makeup of plants, gene editing technologies have emerged as a revolutionary tool in agriculture, offering immense potential that enables scientists to enhance desirable traits, improve crop yields, and develop resistance against diseases and pests. The benefits of gene editing in agriculture are significant. It enables »

Digital Twin Applications for Modern Farming

Digital twin technology has been increasingly adopted in modern farming to enhance productivity, optimize resource utilization, and improve decision-making processes. Here are some applications of a digital twin for the establishment of modern farming: Precision Agriculture: Digital twin technology allows farmers to create virtual representations of their agricultural systems, including »

Future Aspects of Protein Subcellular Localization

Prediction of protein subcellular localization is a computational approach that aims to predict the subcellular location or compartment where a protein is likely to reside within a cell. Here's how subcellular localization prediction can be utilized for protein prediction: Protein Function Prediction: The subcellular localization of a protein can provide »

Halkhata, Eid Gift Box and Festivals for Sonalika Tractor Community

In June 2023, ACI Motors arranged several events for the Sonalika Tractor community throughout the country. It organized Halkhata in 140 different locations of the country and distributed Eid Gift boxes to 850 customers. Moreover, 20 summer fruit festivals were organized by the SBU. Apart from network partner meetings and »

Midori-chan: Helping Businesses Build a Better Tomorrow

In June 2023, ACI Fertilizer brought an excellent technology ‘Midori-chan’ in Bangladesh and now the service is available for use in the corporate and domestic farming. Midori-chan is a revolutionary Japanese greening system developed by Kawada Industries, Inc. It has been designed for building rooftops and roadside greening projects. It »

Extension Work on Summer Onion ‘Biplob’: Meeting with DAE-Rajshahi

On 1st June 2023, ACI Seed arranged a meeting with the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) for its Summer Onion ‘Biplob’ at Sadar, Rajshahi. Biplob can be cultivated from April to September. The variety is high-temperature and rainfall tolerant. The disease resistance is high for the variety. It is a »

Holistic Campaign of Leading Hybrid Rice Variety – Dhani Gold in Amon Season

In June 2023, ACI Seed conducted Rural Activation Program for Dhani Gold, including Road Show, Haat-Bazar based Campaign, Retailers Contact, Farmers’ Spot Meeting, Game Show, Gift for the farmers in the key area for hybrid amon rice. The program covered Mymensingh, Netrokona, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Bogura, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Kurigram, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, »

Bio-Plastic May Harm Fish

Plastic made from cane sugar also threatens the environment. Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have found that perch change their behavior when exposed to so-called bioplastic. Traditional plastic, based on fossil oil, has flooded the earth and there is microplastic in all living things. This has led to intensive »

Gene Editing Offers Better Alternative to Sheep Tail Docking

With support from the United States Department of Agriculture, a graduate student from Washington State University (WSU) will develop a gene editing strategy to shorten the tails of Suffolk sheep in lieu of tail docking. Brietta Letham is proposing to use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit specific sections of the sheep »

Smart Farming Platform Improves Crop Yields

A new farming system developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin aims to solve one of the biggest problems in modern agriculture: the overuse of fertilizers to improve crop yields and the resulting chemical runoff that pollutes the world's air and water. The smart farming system uses »

‘Jumping Genes' Help Plants Become More Resilient

Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) and the Center for Sustainable Resource Science, RIKEN found that the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana expresses thousands of transcripts between regular genes and jumping genes. The researchers report that the plant alters the expression of these hybrid genes in response »