Winning the Accuracy Game

Three statistical strategies—replicating, blocking and modeling—can help scientists improve accuracy and accelerate progress

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March-April 2006

Volume 94, Number 2
Page 133

DOI: 10.1511/2006.58.133

Thomas Edison famously stated that genius is "one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." In crop science, as in many other fields of research, investigators find much truth in this proverb. The discovery of an improved variety of corn, wheat or soybeans is very much a numbers game.

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