Florida growers are encouraged to participate in a UF/IFAS survey about BMPs.


Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) are calling for Florida growers to participate in a survey about their use of Best Management Practices, or BMPs. According to a Vegetable and Specialty Crop News (VSCN) article, the researchers are based with UF/IFAS’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, and the survey is meant to help researchers to better understand the BMPs used by Florida growers, See details below.

Details of the Survey for Florida Growers

According to the article, “BMPs are individual practices or combinations of practices that are effective at improving the quality of surface water and ground water.” The survey, in question format, looks to get more details on the use of BMPs in The Sunshine State.

The research team is looking for feedback on information on BMPs from a variety of Florida growers in different commodities. Accordingly, they would like the survey to be completed by “to those with a working knowledge of farm operations.”

The survey is available electronically, and it can be found at http://gatorsurvey.com/. The access code is JFKSGG. The questions refer to the 2016–2017 calendar year. Researchers estimate the survey will take about 10 minutes.

The article maintains that “the information provided will be kept confidential, and responses from all participants will be combined and presented in aggregate form. No names or statistics (including minimums, medians or maximums) that might allow identification of an operation will be published.”

Those with questions on the research project or the survey should contact Tara Wade at tara.wade@ufl.edu or 239-658-3444, or Michael Scicchitano at mscicc@ufl.edu or 352-846-2874.

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