The NC Strawberry Association is interested in learning about plant supply issues and problems experienced by its members. This survey was developed in preparation for a discussion at the Strawberry Expo on Nov. 9 but additional responses are encouraged, as efforts on plant health issues are ongoing. Your responses to this questionnaire will help inform these discussions. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Questions 1-19 are for fruit growers and ask about your experiences with plants set out in 2012, 2011, and 2010.. Questions 20-27 are for commercial suppliers/producers of strawberry plants, plugs, and tips.

* 1. In which state are you located?

* 2. What is your strawberry acreage?

* 3. What plant type do you use? Check all that apply

* 4. If you use plugs, do you buy finished plugs or grow your own plugs?

* 5. If using bareroot or trim (cut off) plants, do you grow your own or buy them in?

* 6. What are your sources for each of the following?

* 7. In general , what is your level of satisfaction with your plant health this 2012 planting season?

IF YOU HAVE HAD A MEDIOCRE, POOR, OR WORST-EVER START IN 2012 PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS 8-12. OTHERWISE, MOVE ON TO QUESTION 13.

* 8. Did you send plants away for diagnosis?

* 9. Did you have to buy replants?

* 10. If you got replants, how many days after normal planting date did the replants get set out?

* 11. Do you think this will reduce your yield? If yes, by what percentage?

* 12. How would you describe theproblems with your plants? Check all that apply. :

* 13. In general, what was your level of satisfaction with your plant health in the 2011 planting season?

* 14. What were your sources for each of the following in 2011?

* 15. If you answered mediocre, poor, or worst-ever for plants in 2011, what were the problems?

* 16. In general, what was your level of satisfaction with your plant health in the 2010 planting season?

* 17. What were your sources for each of the following in 2010?

* 18. If you answered mediocre, poor, or worst-ever for plants in 2010, what were the problems?

* 19. Please share any other comments or suggestions.

THE QUESTIONS BELOW ARE FOR COMMERCIAL PRODUCERS OF STRAWBERRY TIPS, PLUGS, CUT OFFS, AND/OR BAREROOT PLANTS.

* 20. What type of transplant do you supply/produce?

* 21. What quantity do you supply? ___tips, ___plugs, ___br's

* 22. What are the major pests or pathogens you experience with each plant type in the nursery?

* 23. What are the major challenges NOT involving pests/pathogens that you experience with each plant type in the nursery?

* 24. What are your other major concerns with the nursery production system? Please comment.

* 25. What type of certification/inspection do your plants carry?

* 26. How would you evaluate this certification program?

* 27. Any other comments you would like to share:

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