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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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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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Steven P. Castagnoli

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

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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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Ramon G. Leon and Delanie Kellon

The survey was conducted between March and Dec. 2011 in the northern and Atlantic regions of Costa Rica where most of the pineapple production is located (≈67%) ( Fig. 1 ). The survey was designed to generate information about efficiency in different

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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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Catherine Belisle, Uyen T.X. Phan, Koushik Adhikari, and Dario J. Chavez

United States. These traits may include shape, skin and flesh color, texture type, volatile profile, and sugar and acid concentration. A survey of the quality characteristics for a large collection of fresh peaches would allow understanding the variation

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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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J. J. Ferguson and C.L. Taylor

Management problems and information needs of Florida's approximately 12,000 citrus growers on 791,290 acres were identified by a statewide citrus management survey. During the summer of 1992, citrus county agents' mailing lists were compiled to create a master list of 2,964 addresses, from which a sample of 833 growers was selected by a stratified proportional sampling procedure. Three hundred ninety-eight useable questionnaires were returned from commercial citrus grove owners and managers in 23 citrus producing counties, representing 307,022 acres, 39% of the current acreage. Survey data on general management, young tree care, pest management, water management and cold protection was further analyzed by whether respondents' groves were bedded or unbedded. Information from this citrus survey and previous ones has been used to develop and evaluate comprehensive statewide citrus extension programs.