Microsatellite data helped double yield for Indian farmers

Meha Jain

LCLUC PI and her team of scientists has successfully used data from microsatellites to quantify and enhance yield gains for small farmers in India - a discovery that can help increase food production in a low-cost and sustainable way.

The team from university of Michigan, Mexico-headquartered the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre and Stanford and Cornell universities ran an experiment on 127 small-holder farms in India using a split-plot design over multiple years. The study was done on small-holder wheat fields in the eastern Indo-Gangetic plains in the country.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019