Will an understanding of the microbial population in lettuce farming help to produce more in less land?

Will an understanding of the microbial population in lettuce farming help to produce more in less land?

  Lettuce is consumed globally; its nutritional value makes it an excellent food for weight loss and for maintaining optimal health. The farming origin of this crop, Lactuca sativa, goes back nearly 5000 years when the Egyptians started farming it. Through the millennia, humans have improved the crop by breeding wild types to obtain the different…