Definitions for "Field trial"
Keywords:  dog, hunt, competitive, retrieve, gun
Trials concerned with large populations in real life situations, for example large vaccine trials. (The term derives from agricultural experiments carried out by R.A. Fisher.)
a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving
a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving
a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
A test of a new technique or variety, including biotech-derived varieties, done outside the laboratory but with specific requirements on location, plot size, methodology, etc.
tests of the ability of a new crop variety to perform under normal cultivation conditions.