A Simple Technique to Randomize and Label Large Experimental Plantings

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  • 1 Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 111 Dunbar Road, Byron, GA 31008

Large field plantings are often difficult to label and to plant randomly. A DOS computer program was developed in SAS and BASIC to randomize lists of experimental factors and print sorted paper labels to apply to trees or plants. Tagged trees can be resorted readily by block or row to speed planting. The computer lists are useful for plot verification and subsequent data collection, especially if data are collected and inputted directly to a computer. Copies of the programs are available from W.R. Joyner if a formatted diskette and self-addressed mailer are supplied.

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