The problem of experimental design in temperate agroforestry
Source: Agroforestry Systems, Volume 44, Number 2, 1 February 1998 , pp. 187-196(10)
Abstract:The design and execution of temperate agroforestry experiments has many problems. Difficulties include the selection of measurement criteria, proper randomization of treatments, and issues of timing and scale of experiments. A major problem facing most experimenters is the proper randomization of treatments to insure independence: few properly designed temperate agroforestry plots currently exist, and it will be many years before recently established plots become available for study. We touch upon statistical methods for designing plots and give examples illustrating some of the problems inherent in agroforestry experiments.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: 1: Department of Entomology, 1-87 Agriculture Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA (Author for correspondence: E-mail: Linit@missouri.edu) 2: Department of Entomology, 1-87 Agriculture Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
Publication date: February 1, 1998