to examine statistically significant differences between seedlots (provenances) in adaptability, growth and quality traits.
to conclude and recommend on the practical application of the results (species and provenance recommendations);
to investigate patterns of genetic variation;
to provide data for an overall analysis of the international series of provenance trials of Pinus kesiya, i.e. analysis across sites. This step will await completion of the analysis of individual trials.
The flow chart below provides an overview of steps involved in the statistical analysis.
Full details of the statistical analysis can be found in the individual reports.