May 2018

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Do you know where the world’s largest orchid garden is? It is located at Singapore. Last year, over 60,000 plants bloomed inside this garden known as the Singapore’s National Orchid Garden. It has an extensive collection that includes 600 newly created hybrid species. Interestingly Singapore’s national »


Mulching is one of the most beneficial practices a homeowner can use for better tree health. Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions. However, improper mulching materials and practices may have little, or even negative, impact on the trees in your landscape. »

Farming Fish Saves Land, Analysis Finds

To satisfy the protein demands of an anticipated nearly 10 billion people by 2050, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and researchers around the world estimate current animal production will need to grow by an average of 52 percent. Meeting this need without pushing the environment to the »

Cotton Research Goes to Space

Christopher Saski, a Clemson University associate professor of plant and environmental sciences, together with his transdisciplinary team of investigators, is sending his research on the cotton genome into outer space after being selected as a winner in the Cotton Sustainability Challenge. The Cotton Sustainability Challenge, run by the Center for »

Plants Can Cut Indoor Air Pollution

People in industrialized countries spend more than 80% of their lives indoors, increasingly in air-tight buildings. These structures require less energy for heating, ventilating, and air conditioning, but can be hazardous to human health if particulate matter and potentially toxic gases, including carbon monoxide, ozone, and volatile organic compounds, from »

Plant Breeders Balance Shared Innovation, Revenue

Public-sector plant breeders (for example, at public universities) have developed crops for better productivity. As a result, more food is available to feed a growing population. This research and innovation requires funding. But funding -- and revenue from the crops developed -- is increasingly hard to obtain. In response, a »

Research Unlocks Rice Gene Diversity for Food Security

A new study opens the possibility of accelerating rice breeding to help achieve food security for some of the world's most vulnerable rice farmers. A collaboration among the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), BGI-Shenzhen, and 13 other »

New Model for Communication in Plant Cells

A study led by the University of Maryland explains how plants communicate within cells using a protein that closely resembles an animal protein that has a role in communication between nerve cells. While plants lack a true nervous system, previous studies have shown that plants need these proteins, called glutamate »

Aurora Shrimp from ACI Agrolink

ACI Agrolink is going to introduce Aurora Shrimp to ensure the highest quality through timely processing with the help of its state-of-the-art technology. The shrimp processing plant for Aurora is at the heart of the shrimp farming hub of the country allowing Aurora to process shrimp within an hour of »

Power Tiller Mega Service Campaign 2018

In April 2018, ACI Motors arranged Power Tiller Mega Service Campaign 2018 at 8 different locations of the country. From 10 to 20 April 2018, the Mega Service Campaign serviced 250 Power Tillers at different locations of Mymensingh, Rangpur, Naogaon, Chuadanga, Jashore, and Cox’s Bazar. Around 600 people participated »

Pohela Boishakh Celebration by ACI Motors

With the participation of more than 4,000 people, ACI Motors celebrated the Bengali New Year 1425, also known as the festival of Pohela Boisakh (Bengali: পহেলা বৈশাখ). These celebration events took place in 26 zones country-wide. Friendly stakeholder gatherings were the main attractions of the celebration. »