This fillable template introduces the value of testing new crops to adapt to climate change and walks through the steps to carry out a research trial. The template includes a case study of a producer who tested two varieties of the drought-tolerant species sorghum-sudangrass, seeded at two different rates under dryland conditions. The producer’s goal was to extend fall grazing on dryland pasture. It provides tips on:

  • Deciding what to test
  • Finding the best location for test plots
  • Laying out test plots
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Interpreting results

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Template (fillable) – Testing New Crops – 2021

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