This text provides statistical and biometrical procedures for designing, conducting, analyzing and interpreting field experiments. It addresses the most important research topics in agriculture, including agronomy, breeding and pasture trials; farming systems research; and intercropping research.
". . .a refreshing. . .informative text, which includes stimulating ideas and hints to the eager reader, as well as sound problem sets to teach from, exercise, learn, and understand the fascinating field of soil-water-solutes interactions and transport phenomena. "
---Soil & Tillage Research
". . .an ideal text for a course on 'field plot techniques'. . .Petersen has collected the basic contemporary methodology of the subject and presented it in a well-organized and very readable manner. "
---Journal of the American Statistical Association
". . .an excellent reference and instruction manual for all aspects of field trials. . .There is a wealth of useful discussion on practical topics. "
---Journal of the Royal Statistical Society
Basic Principles * The Field Plot * Basic Experimental Designs * Agronomy Trials * Variety Trials * Combined Analysis of Several Experiments * Experiments with Perennial Crops * Pasture Trials * On-Farm Trials Farming Systems Research * Intercropping Research * Appendix * Table 1: 2500 Randomly Assorted Digits * Table 2: Students t Distribution * Table 3: Percentage Points of the F Distribution * Table 4: Percentage Points of the Ration s2 (mas)/s2 (min) * Table 5: Percentage Points of the Chi-Squared Distribution * Table 6: Percentage Points of the Studentized Range (Q) * Table 7: Minimum-Average-Risk t Values.