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The Rothamsted Experimental Station

Nature volume 145, pages 7677 (13 January 1940) | Download Citation



THE annual reports of the Rothamsted Experimental Station are of more than ordinary interest to farmers and research workers. The amount and variety of the fundamental investigations carried out in the laboratories, linked with the field work not only at the Rothamsted and Woburn farms, but also at a number of commercial farms scattered over England, give these reports a character and importance of their own. The improvements in the technique of field experimentation, evolved at the statistical department, have not only given more accuracy to the usual trials, but also have widened the scope of investigations by making it possible to detect small differences, and to measure, for example, the interaction effects of certain manures.

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