Have you ever listened to a scientific presentation and heard the phrase, "but the differences were not significant"? Or have you ever wondered why researchers put letters next to number in tables or on graphs? This presentation will answer these questions. Additionally, this presentation will help viewers make sense of how information is used in relation to making claims about performance of products used in crop production. Specifically we will present examples of how data are collected from small plot and large scale research trials, show how those data should be presented, and answer the question, "is it really significant to me?"

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Jeff Miller, PhD
Miller Research

Jeff Miller was raised on a research farm in southern Idaho. He earned a B.S. degree in Botany—Biotechnology from BYU in 1994. He then went on to complete M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology at Washington State University working on potato late blight. Jeff worked for two years at the University of Minnesota and six years at the University of Idaho in Aberdeen where he conducted research on potato pink rot, powdery scab, early blight, late blight, black dot, Rhizoctonia and Verticillium wilt. Jeff now operates his own business, Miller Research, with his father Terry Miller where they conduct research on crop production, pest management, and chemical efficacy and safety.

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Seminar Date:
November 01, 2015
It's Significant to Me! - The Purpose of Using Statistics in Agricultural Research
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