392 Barriers and Incentives for Consumers' Adoption of Landscape Practices Recommended by the “Florida Yards and Neighborhoods” Extension Program

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  • 1Hillsborough County (FL) Extension, 5339 County Road 579 South, Seffner FL 33584-3334; 2University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center, Route 4, Box 4092, Monticello FL 32344-9302

A random sample was made from 2000 Extension customers who had attended programs on Environmental Landscape Management within 17 counties in Florida. Four-hundred Master Gardeners and 500 other citizens were sent a questionnaire that gathered information on demographics as well as six landscape practices. Incentives and barriers to practice adoption were also examined. The return rate of the questionnaires was 83%. Results of the analysis and their implication for Extension programming will be presented.

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