Technology Adoption and Outreach Efficient Vineyards USDA/NIFA SCRI Project
Weigle, Timothy H.
One of the objectives of the Outreach and Adoption team for the USDA/NIFA SCRI project, Efficient Vineyard’s, was to determine the current knowledge base of grape growers regarding the use of spatial data for variable rate vineyard management, as well as identify the preferred learning styles of growers. A survey was created and disseminated to the members of the project team for review. A total of 181 surveys were completed by growers, members of the grape industry, as well as members of the Efficient Vineyards advisory committee. Fifty-eight growers completed a hard copy version of the survey at a California meeting conducted by Kaan Kurtural, 40 growers participated during “Coffee Pot” Meetings held in the Lake Erie grape belt of New York and Pennsylvania, 16 members of the advisory committee participated and 67 responses were collected via an on-line version of the survey using Survey Monkey. Participation in the survey was concentrated in California, New York and Pennsylvania but the on-line survey allowed for participation by growers from 15 additional states.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Grapes; Fruit; Communication