K.R.W. Hammett
Different types of trial are discussed. It is suggested that at the outset of any trial, the question “What is the purpose of this trial” should be posed and the answer clearly defined. The appropriateness of how trials are structured and how judgements are made are considered. Questions of identity and ongoing veracity of trial winners are considered as is the health status of candidate plants. It is suggested that trials results will only gain respect if there is some form of policing after trials results have been published.
Hammett, K.R.W. (2013). THE PHILOSOPHY OF TRIALS. Acta Hortic. 980, 17-19
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.980.1
definition, purpose, structure, veracity of germplasm, health, reputation of trial