Stormwater Runoff Incidence and Control Practices

To better understand the use of (and the need for) stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP's) by hoophouse growers, the Resource Conservation District, in partnership with Cooperative Extension staff and University of California Researchers, have developed an anonymous, 15 minute survey. Survey responses will be used to develop BMP's to address stormwater-related issues that impact hoophouse growers.

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* 1. How often did stormwater-induced runoff occur last year at your hoophouse site?

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* 2. Are the following stormwater-related issues affecting your hoophouse operation?

  Not at all A little A great deal Not applicable
the soil is too wet, which impacts operational activities
runoff is visibly seen in local waterbody/waterway
on-site infiltration area (ex., holding pond) requires maintenance
there's enhanced weed growth within hoophouse alleys

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* 3. Have you used any of these practices to reduce or control runoff in the last year?

  No Yes Not sure
Planted a crop cover (ex., barley)
Installed synthetic barrier (ex., weed mat)
Spread hardwood/woodchip mulch
Applied polyacrylamide (PAM)

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* 4. Please rate your level of interest in implementing any of the following practices in the next year.

  Not interested Somewhat interested Interested I already do this Not sure
Planting a cover crop (ex., barley)
Installing a synthetic barrier (ex., weed mat)
Spreading hardwood/woodchip mulch
Applying polyacrylamide (PAM)

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* 5. Have any of the following barriers prevented you from implementing stormwater-control practices? If so, select all that apply.

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* 6. How much do you think it might cost to implement the following practices?

  $50-100/Acre $101-200/Acre $201-300/Acre $301-400/Acre $400+/Acre
Planting a cover crop (ex., barley)
Installing a synthetic barrier (ex., weed mat)
Spreading hardwood/woodchip mulch
Applying polyacrylamide (PAM)

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* 7. If you were looking for information on stormwater-control practices, which of the following would be helpful? Select all that apply.

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* 8. Please provide the total acreage of hoophouses you have in different counties.

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* 9. Please indicate your operational role(s) (landowner, office manager, field manager, field worker, etc.)

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* 10. Comments (optional)

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