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Sayantan Sarkar

Sayantan Sarkar

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Sarkar is a post-doctoral research associate at Blackland Research and Extension Center- Texas A&M AgriLife Research since March 2022. His research interests include 1) Developing remote sensing and machine learning techniques to advance digital agriculture 2) Developing precision agriculture technologies towards resource efficient and sustainable farming. His research experience includes 1) Using remote sensing for high-throughput phenotyping of row crops for drought tolerance. 2) Evaluating crop germplasms for drought and disease tolerance using physiological traits. 3) Using remote sensing and machine learning to estimate soil organic matter, crop residue, and soil carbon sequestration. Since 2016, he has been an active member of Agronomy-Crop-Soil tri-societies (ASA-CSSA-SSSA)


B.Sc. (Ag) Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India (2013)


M.S. Agronomy, University of Wyoming (2017)

Ph.D. Plant pathology, physiology, and weed science, Virginia Tech (2020)