March 2018

A 18-post collection

“Biotechnology Incubator” for R&D based Industries in Bangladesh

We can use a number of definitions those are used to identify or define Biotechnology, among those a few are; (i) any technological application that uses Biological systems of living organisms or their derivatives thereof to make or modify products or process for specific uses; (ii) application of scientific and »

Rice Transplanter: Saves Cost & Time

ACI recently introduced Rice Transplanter from Yanmar. Yanmar is the number one global Agricultural Machineries Company. The capacity of Yanmar Rice Transplanter is 0.4 hectare/hour. By using this machine, farmers can reduce cost up to 78% and save time up to 64%. In the traditional method, cost of »

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Name "eggplant" originates from the 18th century when cultivars with small, white fruit, shaped like hen's egg were popular. Eggplant is known as "crazy apple" in Italy due to widespread belief that diet rich in eggplants leads to madness. People in the U.K. called them aubergines. The word “aubergine” »


• Eggplant is a rich source of dietary fibers, vitamins C, K and vitamins of the B group, and minerals such as copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. • Juice made of leaves and roots of eggplant can be used in the treatment of throat and stomach disorders, cough, asthma, toothache, and rheumatism and »

Believe it or not!

• Eggplants aren’t really vegetables, they’re berries. Which isn’t that strange, considering other fruits are commonly mistaken for vegetables. • Eggplants and tomatoes are actually related. They both belong to the nightshade family with the famous literary poison – deadly nightshade. But don’t worry, eggplant isn’t toxic (at »

Better Milk from Cows That Forage

Omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids are essential human nutrients, yet consuming too much omega-6 and too little omega-3 can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and diabetes. Today, Americans consume 10 to 15 grams of omega-6 for every gram of omega-3. Previous studies have shown that consuming organic beef »

Backyard Chickens Need More Regulation

Historically, keeping backyard chickens was a response to economic hardship -- whether it was in the Depression or during wartime food rationing. But a growing number of chickens today are roaming or are caged on small family farms and in backyards, as suburban and urban poultry gains more popularity among »

Scientists Discover Secret of How to Triple Number of Sorghum Grains

In new research reported by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), a simple genetic modification can triple the grain number of sorghum, a drought tolerant plant that is an important source of food, animal feed, and biofuel in many parts of the world. Led by CSHL Adjunct Associate Professor »

Temperature Resilient Crops Now an "Achievable Dream"

A new study reveals that breeding temperature resilient crops can now be achieved. A research conducted at John Innes Centre (JIC) has established a genetic link between increased temperature and the problem of "pod shatter" (premature seed dispersal) in oilseed rape. The research, led by Dr. Vinod Kumar and Professor »

Tomatoes with Half the Irrigation Needs

Experts from the Pharmacy Faculty and the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineering (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica -- ETSIA) of the University of Seville have published a study that shows that when reducing the water used to water cherry tomato crops by more than 50%, the product not »

Green Super Rice for a Greener Revolution

A collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has developed Green Super Rice (GSR), a new breed of rice varieties that perform well in the toughest conditions. GSR is a mix of more than 250 »