Moehring, Jens; Williams, Emlyn; Piepho, H.P.
Blocked designs are common in plant breeding
field trials. Depending on the precision of variance
estimates, recovery of inter-block information via random
block effects may be worthwhile. A challenge in
practice is to decide when recovery of information should
be pursued. To investigate this question, a series of sugar
beet trials laid out as α-designs were analysed assuming
fixed or random block effects. Additionally, small trials
laid out as α-designs or partially replicated...[Show more]
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