immer.sugarbeet.uniformity {agridat}R Documentation

Uniformity trial of sugarbeets, measurements of yield, sugar, purity

Description

Uniformity trial of sugarbeets, at Minnesota, 1930, with measurements of yield, sugar, purity.

Format

A data frame with 600 observations on the following 5 variables.

row

row

col

column

yield

yield, pounds

sugar

sugar percentage

purity

apparent purity

Details

Beets were planted in rows 22 inches apart, thinned to 1 plant per row. At harvest, the rows were marked into segments 33 feet long with 2 foot alleys between ends of plots. The harvested area was 60 rows 350 feet long.

Field width: 10 plots * 33 feet + 9 alleys * 2 feet = 348 feet

Field length: 60 plots/rows * 22 in/row / 12 in/feet = 110 feet

Planted in 1930. Field conditions were uniform. Beets were planted in rows 22 inches apart. After thinning, one beet was left in each 12-inch unit. At harvest, the field was marked out in plot 33 feet long, with a 2-foot alley between plots to minimize carryover from the harvester. A sample of 10 beets was taken uniformly (approximately every third beet) and measured for sugar percentage and apparent purity. The beets were counted at weighing time and the yields were calculated on the basis of 33 beets per plot.

Immer found that aggregating the data from one row to two resulted in a dramatic reduction in the standard error (for yield).

Source

F. R. Immer. 1932. Size and shape of plot in relation to field experiments with sugar beets. Jour. Agr. Research, 44, 649–668. https://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/IND43968078/PDF

Examples

## Not run: 

library(agridat)
  
  data(immer.sugarbeet.uniformity)
  dat <- immer.sugarbeet.uniformity

  # Immer numbers rows from the top
  libs(desplot)
  desplot(dat, yield~col*row,
          aspect=110/348, tick=TRUE, flip=TRUE, # true aspect
          main="immer.sugarbeet.uniformity - yield")
  desplot(dat, sugar~col*row,
          aspect=110/348, tick=TRUE, flip=TRUE,
          main="immer.sugarbeet.uniformity - sugar")
  desplot(dat, purity~col*row,
          aspect=110/348, tick=TRUE, flip=TRUE,
          main="immer.sugarbeet.uniformity - purity")
  
  pairs(dat[,c('yield','sugar','purity')],
        main="immer.sugarbeet.uniformity")


## End(Not run) 

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