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Uniformity trials of oat hay and wheat grain

### Description

Uniformity trials of oat hay and wheat grain, at West Virginia
Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923-1924, on the same land.

### Format

A data frame with 270 observations on the following 4 variables.

`row`

row

`col`

column

`oats`

yield of oat hay

`wheat`

yield of wheat grain

### Details

Each plot was 68 feet x 21 feet. After discarding a 3.5 foot border on
all sides, the harvested area was 61 feet x 14 feet. The plots were
laid out in doubles with a 14-foot roadway between the plots.

Note: The orientation of the plots is a guess.

Field width: 6 plots * 68 feet + 14 ft/roadway * 2 = 436 feet

Field length: 45 plots * 21 feet/plot = 945 feet

In 1923 the field was planted to oats and harvested as hay.

In 1924 the field was planted to wheat and harvested for grain.

Garber: "Plots 211 to 214, and 261 to 264, [note, these are rows
11-14, columns 5-6] inclusive, were eliminated from this study because
of the fact that a few years ago a straw stack had stood on or in the
vicinity...which undoubtedly accounts for the relatively high yields
on plots 261 to 264, inclusive."

Note: The source document contained mean-subtracted yields. The oat
yield in row 22, column 5 was given as +59.7. This is obviously
incorrect, since the negative yields all end in '.7' and positive
yields all ended in '.3'. We used -59.7 as the centered yield value
and added the mean of 1883.7 to all centered yields to obtain absolute
yields.

Note: Another paper by these authors,
"A Method of Laying Out Experimental Plats", contains three additional
years of uniformity trials, with each crop expressed as a percentage.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.229753?q=method+of+laying+out+experiment+plats

### Source

Garber, RJ and Mcllvaine, TC and Hoover, MM. 1926.
A study of soil heterogeneity in experiment plots.
Jour Agr Res, 33, 255-268. Tables 3, 5.
https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/IND43967148/PDF

### Examples

## Not run:
library(agridat)
data(garber.multi.uniformity)
dat <- garber.multi.uniformity
libs(desplot)
desplot(dat, oats ~ col*row,
flip=TRUE, tick=TRUE, aspect=945/436, # true aspect
main="garber.multi.uniformity oats")
desplot(dat, wheat ~ col*row,
flip=TRUE, tick=TRUE, aspect=945/436, # true aspect
main="garber.multi.uniformity wheat")
with(dat, cor(oats, wheat)) # = .37 matches Garber
## End(Not run)

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