Outline the roles played by standardisation, replication, randomisation and having a control in the design of agricultural experiments.
What is the stated aim of the managed environment facility (MEF) trials being conducted at Narrabri, Yanco and Meredin during the 2014 growing season?
Explain how standardisation, replication, randomisation and a control were achieved in the managed environment facility (MEF) trials at the University of Sydney’s Narrabri plant breeding centre in 2014.
Explain why a test of significance is needed before the results of agricultural experiments can be accepted?
How do you think the results of the MEF trials will be of benefit to Australian wheat farmers?
Outline some challenges that Australian wheat farmers are likely to face in future years and explain how wheat breeding will help overcome them.