New Questionnaire to Identify Grower Interest in Novel Weed Management Technology – Vegetable Crops Hotline

New Questionnaire to Identify Grower Interest in Novel Weed Management Technology

This questionnaire is part of a USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)-funded proposal  (DEVELOPING A NATIONAL TEAM TO OPTIMIZE NON-HERBICIDE WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN COLE AND LEAFY GREEN CROPS) to identify grower interest in novel technology for weed management. Novel technology includes vision-guided sprayers/thinners, steam weeding, and precision mechanical, laser, and electric weeders. It may also include drone-based activities such as imaging, mapping, and pesticide application. Specifically, our team would like to know what tools and services are/would be valuable to you and what barriers are in place that would prevent you from adopting specific technologies. The questionnaire is available at https://clemson.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1IfwcgkAXC9i6h0.  More information about the project can be found at https://cris.nifa.usda.gov/cgi-bin/starfinder/0?path=fastlink1.txt&id=anon&pass=&search=R=94323&format=WEBLINK.

Figure 1. A Carbon Robotics weeder demonstration at a field day in Salinas, CA. Photo by Matthew Cutulle

 

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