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Michael A. Arnold, R. Daniel Lineberger, Tim D. Davis, David W. Reed, and William J. McKinley

providing, and to document demographics associated with the faculty at peer institutions. Also, these results would allow comparisons with previous data obtained in a 2005 survey of similar institutions ( Arnold et al., 2006 ) to determine the extent of

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Tanya J. Hall, Roberto G. Lopez, Maria I. Marshall, and Jennifer H. Dennis

convenience sample of floriculture growers was surveyed between June and Oct. 2008. Identical surveys were administered in three ways: in person, by mail, and through the Internet. These multiple outreach methods were developed to improve the response rates of

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Kathleen M. Kelley, James C. Sellmer, and Rebecca H. Robert

differed significantly from stereotypical terms such as “fun-social,” “education-awareness,” “special event,” and “class,” to more personal terms such as “relaxation,” “stress reduction,” and “inspiration.” Their survey introduces an important question as

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Chengyan Yue, R. Karina Gallardo, James Luby, Alicia Rihn, James R. McFerson, Vicki McCracken, David Bedford, Susan Brown, Kate Evans, Cholani Weebadde, Audrey Sebolt, and Amy F. Iezzoni

those traits and if the importance of traits differed according to the major use/markets. Other questions addressed the factors influencing their decision to adopt a new cultivar and the barriers to adopting new cultivars. Audience survey. From the

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Raymond A. Cloyd

, unpublished data). After receiving the evaluation forms and collating the information, the data were then assorted into two categories: “response number” or number of times each pesticide mixture was cited in the survey, and chemical class or classification of

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Chengyan Yue, R. Karina Gallardo, James Luby, Alicia Rihn, James R. McFerson, Vicki McCracken, Vance M. Whitaker, Chad E. Finn, James F. Hancock, Cholani Weebadde, Audrey Sebolt, and Amy Iezzoni

) determined sweetness and complex flavors were the most important strawberry fruit attributes to consumers, whereas health benefits were of little importance. Materials and Methods Pre-survey producer interviews. To create a comprehensive list of fruit and

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Stephanie E. Burnett and Lois Berg Stack

consists largely of ornamental plants. While this is a relatively small production area, acreage of organic nurseries and greenhouses has increased 83% since 2004 ( USDA, 2006 ). Thirty-three percent of growers responding to a survey from the Organic

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Sharon J.B. Knewtson, Rhonda Janke, M.B. Kirkham, Kimberly A. Williams, and Edward E. Carey

useful as a survey tool. Chemical indicators of soil quality include measurement of salinity. A combination of excessive fertilizer applications, irrigation, and poor drainage can induce salinity ( Brady and Weil, 1999 ), so in some high tunnels, it may

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Melissa Bravo, Antonio DiTommaso, and David Hayes

was planted. Method and materials Study site. An exotic plant inventory of the cultural landscape plantings followed by an exotic plant survey of all areas of the estates and an invasive exotic plant assessment of the natural resource areas were

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Julie H. Campbell and Victoria H. Wallace

support for a ban if the primary location was often frequented by children. This study takes a cursory look at which locations survey respondents believe a pesticide ban should be implemented. Materials and methods To assess awareness and support for the