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James A. Gagliardi and Mark H. Brand

programs aimed at reducing the impact of invasive ornamental plants. This survey focuses on the opinions related to ornamental invasive plants by members of the Connecticut nursery and landscape industry. Debate about ornamental invasive plants has been

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Ariana Torres, Susan S. Barton, and Bridget K. Behe

the literature. One of the few peer-reviewed publications about any landscape marketing or business practices was published 25 years ago from a survey of 62 Georgia landscape architects ( Garber and Bondari, 1992a , 1992b , 1992c ). Florkowski and

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Bridget K. Behe, Melinda Knuth, Charles R. Hall, Patricia T. Huddleston, and R. Thomas Fernandez

, water fit for human consumption, is used for irrigation, 45% is used for thermoelectric production, and only 9% is used for public potable water supplies ( U.S. Geological Survey, 2017 ). Compared with personal direct water uses (e.g., drinking and

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Robert F. Brzuszek, Richard L. Harkess, and Lelia Kelly

volunteers to surveys, questionnaires, and plant evaluations is vital to aid researchers and extension educators in evaluating the needs and knowledge of the gardening public. The objective of this study was to survey the use of native plants among a

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Karen L.B. Gast and Charles W. Marr

Several new seedlees watermelon cultivars have recently been released or tested by seed companies. Their greatest asset is their seed-lessness. Melon quality, as determined by consumer acceptance may be a greater challenge.

A consumer preference survey was conducted to determine the acceptability of ten seedless cultivars and breeding lines. All cultivars were rated as acceptable and significant differences were found among the cultivars. Comments expressed by consumers indicated that the seedless melons were not as flavorful as seeded cultivars. No correlations were found between soluble solids and preference nor firmness and preference. Further investigation will be made as to whether the convenience and flavor are worth the greater cost of the seedless watermelon.

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Katie Ellis, Tara Auxt Baugher, and Karen Lewis

increase fruit quality and yields. The project also aims to accelerate technology adoption by analyzing its return on investment and identifying and mitigating barriers to adoption. A CASC socioeconomic survey was drafted in Jan. 2009 to solicit stakeholder

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Matthew R. Chappell, Sarah A. White, Amy F. Fulcher, Anthony V. LeBude, Gary W. Knox, and Jean-Jacques B. Dubois

production information. Included genera were selected based on USDA survey data ( USDA, 2015 ) and grower feedback, focusing on genera with significant economic impact in the southeastern United States, including abelia ( Abelia sp.), camellia ( Camellia sp

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Keith O. Fuglie

As an international agricultural research center, the International Potato Center (CIP) 2 strives to provide global public goods in the form of improved agricultural technologies. 3 To help identify research priorities, CIP has conducted surveys

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J. W. Courter, C. M. Sabota, and J. C. O. Nyankori

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Three surveys of direct market (pick-your-own) strawberry customers were conducted in Illinois to obtain demographic information, distance travelled, purchase habitude, and advertising response. A mail survey utilizing postcard reminders resulted in a higher number of returned forms than 2 anonymous handout surveys without follow-up. The rates of return were influenced by follow-up cards, the time interval of mailing the follow-up cards, and the growers’ personal request to their customers to complete survey forms. The survey methods are discussed relative to the large numbers of completed surveys required in our research and the applicability of various survey methods for direct marketing.

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Gwendolyn Hawkins, Stephanie E. Burnett, and Lois B. Stack

as one of the top 10 global food trends. Consumers surveyed in Minnesota reported that they would pay up to 10% to 30% more for sustainable foods, but they considered sustainability less important than food healthfulness, safety, and taste ( Robinson