Published Jul 30, 2010

By Sarah Carlson

Those who are thinking about conducting on-farm research please look at the map below. This is available on the PFI website and was designed by Rick Exner and Dick Thompson and several other PFI founding members over the years. This is solid information to help you start thinking about setting up a successful, scientifically rigorous trial. Again if you’d like to do some work with cover crops let me know.

Pictured below is a typical map of a randomized, replicated design comparing 1 treatment (starter fert.) to 1 control (no starter fert). The data collected from each plot is also listed. This is perfect for cover crops even at the aerial seeding scale—plots are just bigger.

A paired comparison trial


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