Things aren’t always what they seem in agronomy as in engineering. There are many causes and effects. Only with experience can you learn to look through the noise.
I would argue that in the case of farming and peer groups, together we go faster and farther.
"Take trial results with a grain of salt unless you have all the trial data at your disposal, you know the trial layout and you've been provided all the stats, otherwise the results could be made to show you what they want you to see."