May 2019

A 17-post collection

Precision Agriculture can increase Farmer Income

Precision agriculture (PA) ensures that crops and soil receive exactly what they need for optimum health and productivity through using modern information technology. The goal of PA is to ensure profitability, sustainability and environment protection. PA is also known as satellite agriculture, as-needed farming and site-specific crop management. Techno Farm »

Food Security & Biotechnology

Food security and sustainable agriculture have become burning issues of national interest at all levels of government as plans are being made for a changing global climate and increasing global population. One of the most important environmental challenges faced by the developing world is how to meet current food needs »

Antimicrobial Effects of Agrostar

ASRBC has been doing various tests for both research and commercial purposes. We also test various bio-control agents to find out the authenticity and the working principles of the products. Likewise, the antimicrobial effects of the Agrostar as a bio-control agent was found out in the lab. The overall report »

ACI Seed: ToT & Entrepreneur Training on Bondhu Chara Production

In April 2019, ACI Seed organized a day-long staff training session on rice seedling production and entrepreneurship under the ‘Entrepreneurship Development through Rice Seedling Project’. Ten ACI Seed field personnel from different levels were present at the Training of the Trainers (ToT) session. Trainer from BADC as well as in-house »

ACI Fertilizer at Baisakhi Tree Fair in Dhaka

ACI Fertilizer participated at Baisakhi Tree Fair arranged by Bangladesh Plant Nursery Man Society during 1-15 Baisakh 1426 (14-28 April 2019) to promote rooftop and urban gardening in Dhaka City. The fair was organized at Sports Ground, Iqbal Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Mr. Atiqul Islam, Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) »

Ratno Field Day at Narail

ACI Fertilizer is promoting Ratno Balanced Fertilizer for different crops, especially for rice. Recently it has conducted result demonstrations in major rice producing areas. ACI Fertilizer field force conducted a Field Day program for Ratno at Sadar, Narail on 27 April 2019. The main objective of the Field Day was »

ACI Motors Countrywide Baisakh Celebration

On 14 April 2019, ACI Motors arranged Baisakhi Mela to mark the beginning of the Bangla New Year 1426 at 20 different areas across Bangladesh. About 6,000 people participated in these events. The visiting customers and well-wishers of ACI Motors enjoyed traditional Bengali Food, village games, and a mesmerizing »

ACI Motors Awarded at Agro Machinery Fair 2019

ACI Motors received the 1st prize among the private sector participants at the three-day long Agro Machinery Fair 2019 held at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) on 24-26 April 2019. Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak as chief guest inaugurated the fair at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB). The secretary of the »

'Exotic' Genes May Improve Cotton Yield, Quality

Cotton breeders face a "Catch-22." Yield from cotton crops is inversely related to fiber quality. In general, as yield improves, fiber quality decreases, and vice-versa. "This is one of the most significant challenges for cotton breeders," says Peng Chee, a researcher at the University of Georgia.To overcome the yield »

Scientists Race to Save Bananas from Panama Disease

Since its discovery in the 1800s, Fusarium Wilt or Panama disease has been a global threat to the banana industry, wiping out entire plantations in Asia, Australia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The economic impact of the disease has been catastrophic, with losses reaching US$18.2 billion to »

Genomic Features That Make Plants Good Candidates for Domestication

New research published in April 2019 identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the world's most critical crop species. The research, published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Genome Biology, has implications for how scientists understand domestication, or the process by which »