University of Maryland Extension

What do the numbers really mean? Interpreting variety trial results

Variety trials are conducted in Extension to provide local data to growers regarding the performance of corn, soybeans, small grain, etc. These variety trial reports contain statistical information that is critical for proper interpretation of the data. However; without basic understanding of statistics, growers and end-users of the variety trial reports may misinterpret the data and draw invalid conclusions. This fact sheet addresses basic statistical concepts and how to apply them to properly interpret variety trial data.  

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