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, 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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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

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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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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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, unpublished data).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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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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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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) 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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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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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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