Indian farmers are yielding double due to microsatellite data

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By using the data of MicroSatellite, a team of scientists are helping to increase the yield of adolescents.  He has successfully used the data of microsatellites to determine and increase yields for small farmers in India.  Has made a discovery that can help increase food production in a low cost and sustainable manner.

 The University of Michigan team from Mexico, the headquarters of the International Maize, Wheat Improvement Center, Stanford and Cornell Universities conducted an experiment over 127 smallholder farms in India over the years using a split-plot design.  All these studies were done on small wheat fields in the eastern Indo-Gangetic plains of the country.

 On half of the farm, farmers broadcast by hand, nitrogen fertilizer applied in this area using the typical natural matter propagation method.  In another part of the farm, farmers used a new and low-cost fertilizer spreader.

 To measure the impact of this technique, researchers then collected crop-harvested measures of yield where the crop is harvested and weighed in the field, often considering the gold standard for measuring crop yields  is.  They also mapped area and regional yields using microsatellite and Landsat satellite data.

 They found that without any increase in input, the spreader achieved a 4.5 percent yield across all regions, sites and years which is about one third of the current yield.

 They also found that if they use microsatellite data to target the lowest-yielding farms, they are able to double yield gains with equal cost and effort.  Let us see the percentage increase in the yield of crops in the country with the development of this technology.