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Eugene K. Blythe, Cecil Pounders, Michael Anderson, Earl Watts, and Barbara Watts

cultivars and Mueller et al. (2003) followed with a greenhouse study with pathogen-inoculated plants of 84 cultivars to assess relative resistance to daylily rust. Robbins and Vann (2002) surveyed 500 field-grown cultivars at a small commercial nursery

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Chengyan Yue, R. Karina Gallardo, James J. Luby, Alicia L. Rihn, James R. McFerson, Vicki McCracken, Tom Gradziel, Ksenija Gasic, Gregory L. Reighard, John Clark, and Amy Iezzoni

we assess whether producers’ perceptions of fruit quality traits are consonant with consumers’ preferences. Materials and Methods Pre-survey producer interviews. Before conducting the formal audience surveys, we interviewed five peach producers from

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Jennifer H. Dennis, Roberto G. Lopez, Bridget K. Behe, Charles R. Hall, Chengyan Yue, and Benjamin L. Campbell

number of firms in different size categories in each state. Following the protocol from earlier industry surveys ( Brooker et al., 2005 ), greenhouses and nurseries were grouped as very small (less than 1 acre), small (1 to 4.9 acres), medium (5 to 19

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Steven P. Castagnoli

, Oregon State University Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and ExtensionCenter for assistance with survey data entry.

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Annalisa Hultberg, Michele Schermann, and Cindy Tong

-sized farms. Between 2005 and 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Resource Management Survey reported that there were 30,449 specialized vegetable and melon [melon ( Cucumis spp.) and watermelon ( Citrullus lanatus )] farms

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M.P. Garber and K. Bondari

Morrison, School of Environmental Design, in preparation of the survey. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper therefore must be hereby marked advertisement solely to

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Joyce L. Merritt, Ellen Dickstein, Robert S. Johnson, Michael Ward, Robert J. Balaam, Carrie L. Harmon, Philip F. Harmon, G. Shad Ali, Aaron J. Palmateer, Timothy Schubert, and Ariena H.C. van Bruggen

determine what modifications and improvements might be necessary, an assessment of the program was carried out by conducting a survey and holding two workshops among participants. The objectives of this research were to 1) determine whether growers were

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Heather Kalaman, Gary W. Knox, Sandra B. Wilson, and Wendy Wilber

possible way to help mitigate these threats is to increase the use of plants that enhance pollinator health by generating research-based information that is easily attainable by the public. In a recent survey, 46% of consumers purchased pollinator

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Rosa E. Raudales, Tracy A. Irani, Charles R. Hall, and Paul R. Fisher

, 1964 ; Dalkey and Helmer, 1963 ; Murray, 1979 ). In other words, the Delphi method is a structured communication process used to predict outcomes based on consensus of a group of experts ( Mitroff and Turoff, 2002 ). The Delphi survey method is based

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Robert F. Brzuszek and Richard L. Harkess

connections between landscape architects' demands and the supplies of the nursery industry in this region. Materials and methods An e-mail survey was developed for wholesale and retail nursery owners in the southeastern region of the United States, and members