Plantwise Bangladesh National Forum urges government to set up a central diagnostic lab

For more information, in local language, visit http://www.banglanews24.com/printpage/page/435372.html
Read Further

Free plant clinics set up in Bangladesh

Ten plant clinics have been set up in Bangladesh to provide practical advice to farmers who have crop problems. Read the full story here
Read Further

Mango production in Bangladesh

According to the Daily Star, mango production in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts in Bangladesh might be hampered by unfavourable weather this year. The farmers are worried as large numbers of fruits, up to 70%, fell from the trees before ripening. Following the attack by leaf hoppers earlier in March, mango trees in that area are…
Read Further

Plantwise Bangladesh in a new era of partnership: National Extension Officers trained as Plant Doctors

The Plantwise programme in Bangladesh was launched with the training for module 1 (Field Diagnosis and Plant Clinic Operation) and module 2 (Introduction to Plant Healthcare) for 32 extension officers in Dhaka early this March. The training followed the signing of a tripartite agreement between the Economic relation division, Ministry of Agriculture and CABI on…
Read Further

Factsheet of the month: November – Brown planthopper of rice

Last week, Nature published an article on the story of rice, from a wild grass to the stable crop we know today. Rice is one of the most important crops in the world as it forms the basis of the diet of a large portion of the human population. Due to the high importance of…
Read Further

Agricultural Super Ducks

Agricultural super ducks? You may think that the entire phrase is flawed. Ducks waddle around in parks, not on farms. You probably have never thought of them as being particularly ‘super’ as they paddle around the park pond, searching for scraps of bread. However, you’d be mistaken, as I was, for the humble duck is…
Read Further