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Cultivating Science, Harvesting PowerScience and Industrial Agriculture in California$
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Christopher R. Henke

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262083737

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.001.0001

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Making a Place for Science: The Field Trial

Making a Place for Science: The Field Trial

(p.113) 5 Making a Place for Science: The Field Trial
Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power

Christopher R. Henke

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This chapter focuses on the efforts of farm advisors to change Monterey County agriculture through factors including practice of farming and place of farming. It explores the field trial method used by the advisors to collect data on agricultural data, which helps them to change their practices according to the needs of the clientele. The chapter presents advantages of the field trial method that retain the properties of control groups and special experimental methods and focuses on the authenticity factor of the field trial method, which has a positive impact on growers. It discusses the aspects of field trials that make it a useful technique for farm repair.

Keywords:   farm advisors, farming, field trial, growers, farm repair

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