UF/IFAS is asking Florida citrus growers to participate in a survey about cover crops and reflective mulch.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Southwest Florida Research and Education Center and Food and Resource Economics Department is conducting a survey about cover crops and reflective mulch in Florida citrus groves, and they’re asking for responses from Florida citrus growers, according to a Citrus Industry article. See the details below.

Survey on Cover Crops and Reflective Mulch

According to the article “researchers are seeking grower input on the feasibility of cover crops and reflective mulch systems, which are not widely used in citrus production. Grower responses will help the researchers measure the general willingness to adopt cover crops or reflective mulch and provide the information needed to explore potential means of promoting implementation, such as cost-share programs.”

Researchers want input from growers regardless of a respondent’s grove size, experience level, or even familiarity with the practices, according to the article. The results of the survey on cover crops and reflective mulch will be displayed in aggregate form only, and names and operational statistics will be kept confidential.

Researchers estimate the online survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. They ask that only one survey per operation be completed, and that the person completing the survey is the one who has the most knowledge of the workings of that operation. The survey can be accessed here.

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