Glasshouse trials

The importance of field and glasshouse trials in plant breeding

Plant breeders generally utilize a combination of glasshouse and field trials when developing and evaluating new crop varieties. Sophisticated glasshouses and field equipment have been developed for this work.

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The ability to control the growing environment is extremely important in developing new varieties.

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Field trials often involve large numbers of different varieties.

controlled environment chamber in a field

Controlled environment chambers in the field allow plant breeders to more closely mimic particular environmental conditions.

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