field experiment Tag

VIDEO: Harvest Prep

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzpEI9mcpKg Taking the time to make sure the multitude of supplies are ready to go before harvest begins is one of the ways researchers Shannon King and Cheyenne Becker ensure field season success for the Roots in Drought team. It can take up to one month...

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Drones in the field

The drone that Brandon Davis uses in his work with the Fritschi Lab isn’t the kind you can pick up at Walmart. It doesn’t take pretty pictures or annoy the neighbor’s dog. It’s bigger. It’s smarter. It costs $78,000. In fact, the only thing it...

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Scientists install the drip tape.

Every Experiment has a Control

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J__J0RiFV8g[/embed] Although the purpose of the field experiment is to stimulate drought, random rows of plants throughout the field were chosen as controls. Controls are necessary for any experiment and usually serve two purposes. First, controls show that the system is behaving the way the researchers expect from previous knowledge, experience, and observation. Second, if something...

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