Subsampling in field experiments

Published at March 29, 2023 ·  11 min read

Subsampling is very common in field experiments in agriculture. It happens when we collect several random samples from each plot and we submit them to some sort of measurement process. Some examples? Let’s imagine that we have randomised field experiments with three replicates and, either,: we collect the whole grain yield in each plot, select four subsamples and measure, in each subsample, the oil content or some other relevant chemical property, or we collect, from each plot, four plants and measure their heights, or we collect a representative soil sample from each plot and perform chemical analyses in triplicate....