October 2018

A 18-post collection

Farm Vaccination Management through Application: Potential for FOSHOLI

Treating farm animals with vaccines is crucial to produce immunity against diseases. According to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), average losses due to animal diseases are more than 20%. Animal vaccination thus provides manifold benefits including healthy and disease-free farm animal in an inexpensive but effective way. Animal »

Fosholi won BASIS National ICT Award’18

IDSS (Intelligent Decision Support System) project of ACI Agribusiness won the ‘Champion’ title in Industrial Category under Agriculture sector in BASIS National ICT Award 2018 on 6 September 2018 for its Fosholi mobile app. Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, Minister for Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology and Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of »

YAMAHA Fun Randevu at Sajek

ACI Motors’ YAMAHA team organized a tour to Sajek, Khagrachhari in September 2018. The tour was named Fun Randevu at Sajek and took place from 14 to 16 September 2018 with 100 YAHAMA motorcycles and 120 YAMAHA Riders and fans. This Event was organized to unify the YAMAHA Riders Club »

Discussion Session with Sylhet DAE Officers

ACI Fertilizer has recently organized a discussion meeting at Sylhet AD office on 18 September 2018. Mr. Altabur Rahman, Additional Director of Sylhet Department of Agriculture Extension participated as the chief guest in the meeting. 4 Deputy Directors, 39 Upazila Agriculture Officers and 30 Agriculture Extension Officers from Sylhet region »

Nation-wide Seed Dealer Networking

ACI Seed has arranged seven dealer workshops across the country in September 2018 aiming to strengthen the business relationship with customers. The main objectives of the countrywide dealer workshops were to establish ethical business communication, to acquaint with ACI Seed program, to extend the seed program, to notify the quality »

YAMAHA Revstar Meet

YAMAHA Revstar Meet, the half-yearly dealer conference, was held on 11 September 2018 at ACI Center. It was an incentive program with countrywide YAMAHA dealers where dealers were rewarded based on their performance for the first half of 2018. In the Conference, ACI Officials gave guideline and motivation to dealers »

Sonalika Day 2018

In September 2018, ACI Motors arranged its annual service campaign Program ‘Sonalika Day 2018’ throughout the country. The ACI Motors service team with the cooperation of sales and recovery team organized 71 Service camps throughout the country as a one-stop solution for Tractor service, checkup, and pre-season activation. For greater »

Late Blight Resistant GM/GE Potato in Bangladesh-Now a Reality!!

In Bangladesh, farmers usually spend BDT 80 -100 billion per year in spraying of fungicide to protect our major tuber crop, potato. This is just to control Late Blight disease caused by Phytophthora infestans, a fungus. According to Food and Agriculture 2017 report around 25-57% potato yield loss occurs annually »

New Robot Picks a Peck of Peppers and More

The world's most advanced sweet pepper harvesting robot, developed in a consortium including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, was introduced last week at the Research Station for Vegetable Production at St. Katelijne Waver in Belgium. SWEEPER is designed to operate in a single stem row cropping system, with »

Is Wild Groundcherry the Next Strawberry?

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and ... groundcherries? A little-known fruit about the size of a marble could become agriculture's next big berry crop. To prepare the groundcherry (Physalis pruinosa) for mainstream farming, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Zachary Lippman, Joyce Van Eck at the Boyce Thompson Institute, and colleagues combined genomics »

Scientists Develop Modified CRISPR-Cas9 System for Tetraploid Potato

Potato's tetraploid genome requires a more powerful genome editing system. Scientist Hiroaki Kusano of Tokyo University of Science and colleagues apply the translational enhancer dMac3 to the Cas9 expression vector to increase the amount of Cas9 proteins produced inside potato cells. dMac3 is a 161-bp region of the OsMac3 mRNA, »