The American Vineyard Foundation is conducting the following survey to identify top research priorities facing grape growers & vintners. Section one addresses priorities to consider for viticulture research while section two addresses priorities to consider for enology research. Please complete either section or both sections followed by questions (5 - 10) intended for all survey respondents.Thanks for your help defining our industry research funding priorities.   
 
Section One  - Viticulture: Various viticulture related issues are grouped into four categories below. These items are meant to represent some of the important issues associated with each category title. AVF funded research will not be limited only to items that appear in each category; these are provided as guidance for ranking your research priorities. Final results will help the AVF research review committees focus on projects for funding that closely align with perceived industry needs.

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* 1. Please rank the following four viticulture related categories in your order of importance.  Number 1 would indicate your highest ranked research priority and number 4 your lowest.

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* 2. Other: Please provide any viticulture research priorities you would like to see addressed that do not fall within the above four categories.

Section Two - Enology: Various enology related issues are grouped into four categories below. These items are meant to represent some of the important issues associated with each category title. AVF funded research will not be limited to only items that appear in each category; these are provided as guidance for ranking your research priorities.  Final results will help the AVF research review committees focus on projects for funding that closely align with perceived industry needs.

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* 3. Please rank the following four enology related categories in your order of importance. Number 1 would indicate your highest ranked research priority and number 4 your lowest.

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* 4. Other: Please provide any enology research priorities you would like to see addressed that do not fall within the above four categories.

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* 5. Do you think the academic community should pursue biotechnology/genetic modification research to address fundamental scientific questions that affect the wine industry?

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* 6. Would you or your company potentially use genetically enhanced materials or products?

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* 7. Would you support AVF funded biotechnology research?

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* 8. What is the single most important industry research need from your point of view?

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* 9. Other: Please provide any other general feedback, comments or suggestions you may have regardless of any specific research topic.

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* 10. Please indicate your wine industry profession:

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* 11. Survey completed by: (information is confidential)

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