Social Research

questionnaire image with sponsorsThis is an informal questionnaire to understand the current challenges most important to strawberry growers,especially as it relates to production without soil fumigant chemicals and the management of soilborne diseases. The responses will help shape the current research and outreach programs.


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Research statement

The industry-wide shift in strawberry production generates a tremendous need for knowledge transfer and grower support.  Accordingly, as a complement to our biological research, we will employ social network analysis and grower-identified needs assessment, to identify pathways of knowledge transfer among strawberry growers and to better understand grower perceptions of their goals, needs and management styles to best develop MB-alternative outreach.