sayer.sugarcane.uniformity {agridat}R Documentation

Uniformity trial of sugarcane in India, 1933 & 1934.

Description

Uniformity trial of sugarcane in India, 1933 & 1934.

Usage

data("sayer.sugarcane.uniformity")

Format

A data frame with 2056 observations on the following 4 variables.

row

row

col

column

yield

yield, pounds/plot

year

year

Details

1933 Experiment

First experiment was conducted in 1933 at Meghaul (Monghyr). A road was cut through the field, creating blocks 480 ft x 315 ft and 480 ft x 93 ft. (See Plate XLI). There were 136 rows, 3 feet apart, 480 feet long each. It required 16 days to harvest the 1088 plots. Each plot was 1/242 acre. The authors conclude that long narrow plots of 12/242 to 16/242 acre would be best.

Field width: 8 plots * 60 feet = 480 feet

Field length: 136 rows * 3 feet = 408 feet

1934 Experiment

This experiment was conducted at the New Area, Pusa. The experiment was laid out in 6 blocks, each separated by a 3-foot bund. The cutting of the canes began in Jan 1934, taking 24 days. (An earthquake 15 January delayed harvesting). Conclusion: Variation is reduced by increasing the plot size up to 9/242 acre.

Field width: 8 plots * 60 feet = 480 feet

Field length: 121 rows * 3 feet = 363 feet

Source

1933 Data

Wynne Sayer, M. Vaidyanathan and S. Subrammonia Iyer (1936). Ideal size and shape of sugar-cane experimental plots based upon tonnage experiments with Co 205 and Co 213 conducted in Pusa. Indian J. Agric. Sci., 1936, 6, 684-714. Appendix, page 712. https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.271737

1934 data

Wynne Sayer and Krishna Iyer. (1936). On some of the factors that influence the error of field experiments with special reference to sugar cane. Indian J. Agric. Sci., 1936, 6, 917-929. Appendix, page 927. https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.271737

References

None

Examples

## Not run: 

library(agridat)
  
  data(sayer.sugarcane.uniformity)
  dat33 <- subset(sayer.sugarcane.uniformity, year==1933)
  dat34 <- subset(sayer.sugarcane.uniformity, year==1934)
  
  b1 <- subset(dat33, row<31)
  b2 <- subset(dat33, row > 30 & row < 61)
  b3 <- subset(dat33, row > 60 & row < 91)
  b4 <- subset(dat33, row > 105 & row < 136)
  mean(b1$yield) # 340.7 vs Sayer 340.8
  mean(b2$yield) # 338.2 vs Sayer 338.6
  mean(b3$yield) # 331.3 vs Sayer 330.2
  mean(b4$yield) # 295.4 vs Sayer 295.0

  mean(dat34$yield) # 270.83 vs Sayer 270.83
  
  libs(desplot)
  
  desplot(dat33, yield ~ col*row,
          flip=TRUE, aspect=408/480, # true aspect
          main="sayer.sugarcane.uniformity 1933")

  desplot(dat34, yield ~ col*row,
          flip=TRUE, aspect=363/480, # true aspect
          main="sayer.sugarcane.uniformity 1934")
  

## End(Not run)

[Package agridat version 1.18 Index]