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Lessons From One Generation Of Progeny Testing Or Roberts Rules Of Disorder

The authors have worked many years with large progeny testing programs and have accumulated a half-vast storehouse of knowledge concerning ways to wreck progeny tests plots beyond salvage. It is our sincere intent to share this valuable experience with you. We elected to summarize our experience in the form of recommendations. The researcher then needs only to decide the type of catastrophe desired in his or her progeny tests, locate the appropriate procedure (e.g. 2a, 3b, etc.) and instruct research technicians accordingly. It is hoped that in this way this document will serve as a foolproof guide to guaranteed disaster.

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Author(s): Robert J. Weir, J. P. van Buijtenen, Ray E. Goddard

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1983