June 2018

All news and articles published in June of 2018.

Gene-edited Rice Shows BIG Gene Vital for Seedling Viability

Arabidopsis BIG (AtBIG) gene encodes a large protein necessary for auxin transport and when turned off leads to changes in plant structure and adaptability to environmental stimuli. A similar gene (OsBIG) is present in rice, but its function is yet to be revealed. Thus, scientists from Wuhan University in China »

Technology for Scaling up Vertical Farming

Vertical farming is a farming practice that produces plants using soil, aeroponic or hydroponic methods in layers that are vertically stacked. Although it mainly attempts to produce food in a challenging environment, it can be a solution to the problem of shrinking arable land with growing population worldwide. Food futurists »

Readers’ Corner

Believe it or not! Mango seeds are used to make soap due to its high stearic acid content. A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet. Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios. 1 cup Mango can provide 100% of your daily vitamin C, 35% of your daily »

Agri-tech and Communication

Scientists Boost Crop Production by 47% Plants such as soybeans and wheat waste between 20 and 50 percent of their energy recycling toxic chemicals created when the enzyme Rubisco -- the most prevalent enzyme in the world -- grabs oxygen molecules instead of carbon dioxide molecules. Increasing production of a »

Digital Tools for Farm Machinery

ACI Motors has been optimizing different technological tools for better customer service throughout the country. The newly launched unique Service Tracking App (STA) ensures its commitment to provide service within 6 hours to the farmers. Currently, 130 technicians of ACI Motors are providing on-time customer service using this app. The »