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  • Richard Morris
    Hi all, I received this questionaire on alternative greenhouse crops and I guess someone out there might have some useful feed back for Gary. If you do fill in
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5, 2004
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      Hi all,
      I received this questionaire on alternative
      greenhouse crops and I guess someone out there might
      have some useful feed back for Gary.
      If you do fill in please tell him I sent you.

      ttfn

      Rich

      -------- Original Message --------
      Subject: Alternative greenhouse crops
      Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:12:42 -0800
      From: Gary Jones <Gary.Jones@...>
      To: webmaster@...

      Dear Colleague,

      I am a Horticulture Instructor at Kwantlen University College, near
      Vancouver, BC. I am currently on educational leave and am undertaking an
      investigation into 'alternative greenhouse edible crops'. I have come
      across your name during a web survey of this topic.

      During the next week or so, I will be sending to you a short
      questionnaire, in the form of an attached 'Word' document. I would like
      very much if you could spare the 35 minutes it would take to complete
      it, and return it to me. Your input will be very helpful.
      (text version below).

      Should you have any questions, please write to me at this e-mail
      address, or at my home e-mail (_jones6@..._), or call me at home on
      (001) 604-513-3944.

      Best wishes,

      Gary Jones, M.Sc., MIoH.
      Horticulture Instructor (Production Dept.),
      School of Horticulture,
      Kwantlen University College,
      12666 - 72nd Avenue,
      Surrey, BC
      Canada V3W 2M8
      Tel (001) 604 599 3311
      Fax (001) 604 599 3277


      Questionnaire for Educators, Researchers.

      Name of respondent:................................. Organisation:...........................

      Address: ................................................. Telephone number:...................
      ................................................... E-mail address:........................
      ..................................................

      Primary job role:.............................. Years in fresh produce industry:............

      Primary field of interest:............................................................................



      1. Very approximately, what is the value of each of the following in
      your geographical area:
      a. Greenhouse edibles: $.................US/cdn (please circle currency)
      b. Field grown edibles: $..................US/cdn (please circle currency)

      2. What are the main edible crops produced?
      a. Greenhouse.....................................................................
      ..........................................................................................
      ...........................................................................................
      ...........................................................................................
      b. Field grown.......................................................................
      ............................................................................................
      ............................................................................................
      ............................................................................................

      3. How many of these crops are 'non-traditional' (commercially grown for
      less than the last 10 years)? .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................

      4. What is your understanding of the term 'alternative' edible crops?
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................


      5. What does the term 'exotic crops' means to you and the growers in
      your area, if different from the answer to question 4?
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................

      6. Have growers or marketing groups in your area considered growing or
      selling other edible crops?
      Yes Go to question 7.
      No Go to question 12.

      7. If yes, which crops are these?
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................
      .................................................................................................

      8. If yes, did they actually make the change?
      a. Yes............ (go to question 9)
      b. No............. (go to question 10)

      9. If yes to question 8, what actually convinced them to make the switch?
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

      10. If no to question 8, what convinced them not to make the switch?
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................

      11. What criteria are important to you / growers in your area when
      deciding whether or not to switch to another crop? (then go to question 12)
      ............................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................


      12. If no to question 6, what stopped growers in your area from
      considering any new crops?
      ............................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................

      13. Do you think growers in your area will consider growing different
      crops in the next 3-5 years?
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................

      14. If you or growers in your area were looking for another crop to
      grow, what would be the factors that would rate as high priority for a
      new crop?
      ............................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................

      15. In general terms, please suggest 3 ways in which you think growers
      could improve the profitability of their businesses. (e.g. new
      varieties, new species, pest management, marketing, improved crop
      nutrition, staff training, etc, etc). Please list in priority order,
      with the most important first.
      ......1...................................................................................................
      ......2...................................................................................................
      ......3...................................................................................................

      16. Time for crystal -ball gazing and self-indulgence. If money and time
      were no object (wouldn't that be nice!) and you could investigate one
      particular aspect of the fresh produce industry that you think could
      revolutionise profitability of the industry, what would it be?
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................

      17. Penultimate question: do you think there are any questions I have
      not asked? (If 'yes', go to question 18. If 'no', go to 'further comments'.)
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................

      18. Finally, please ask that question here, and supply your answer.
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................
      ............................................................................................................


      Please add any further comments:
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      Thank you very much for your time and help.

      Gary Jones,
      Instructor, School of Horticulture,
      Kwantlen University College,
      20901 Langley By-pass,
      LANGLEY, Tel: 604 599 3311
      BC. Fax: 604 599 3277
      Canada. E-mail: Gary.Jones@...


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    • Ben Safronovitz
      Dear Mr.Jones, Alternative GH crops is my expertise. Ben Safronovitz ... From: Richard Morris To: PC USA
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 5, 2004
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        Dear Mr.Jones,
        Alternative GH crops is my expertise.
        Ben Safronovitz
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Richard Morris" <webmaster@...>
        To: "PC USA" <permaculture@...>; "PCUK"
        <permaculture.uk@...>; <veganorganic@yahoogroups.com>;
        <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 1:35 PM
        Subject: [pfaf] [Fwd: Alternative greenhouse crops]


        > Hi all,
        > I received this questionaire on alternative
        > greenhouse crops and I guess someone out there might
        > have some useful feed back for Gary.
        > If you do fill in please tell him I sent you.
        >
        > ttfn
        >
        > Rich
        >
        > -------- Original Message --------
        > Subject: Alternative greenhouse crops
        > Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:12:42 -0800
        > From: Gary Jones <Gary.Jones@...>
        > To: webmaster@...
        >
        > Dear Colleague,
        >
        > I am a Horticulture Instructor at Kwantlen University College, near
        > Vancouver, BC. I am currently on educational leave and am undertaking an
        > investigation into 'alternative greenhouse edible crops'. I have come
        > across your name during a web survey of this topic.
        >
        > During the next week or so, I will be sending to you a short
        > questionnaire, in the form of an attached 'Word' document. I would like
        > very much if you could spare the 35 minutes it would take to complete
        > it, and return it to me. Your input will be very helpful.
        > (text version below).
        >
        > Should you have any questions, please write to me at this e-mail
        > address, or at my home e-mail (_jones6@..._), or call me at home on
        > (001) 604-513-3944.
        >
        > Best wishes,
        >
        > Gary Jones, M.Sc., MIoH.
        > Horticulture Instructor (Production Dept.),
        > School of Horticulture,
        > Kwantlen University College,
        > 12666 - 72nd Avenue,
        > Surrey, BC
        > Canada V3W 2M8
        > Tel (001) 604 599 3311
        > Fax (001) 604 599 3277
        >
        >
        > Questionnaire for Educators, Researchers.
        >
        > Name of respondent:.................................
        Organisation:...........................
        >
        > Address: ................................................. Telephone
        number:...................
        > ................................................... E-mail
        address:........................
        > ..................................................
        >
        > Primary job role:.............................. Years in fresh produce
        industry:............
        >
        > Primary field of
        interest:...................................................................
        .........
        >
        >
        >
        > 1. Very approximately, what is the value of each of the following in
        > your geographical area:
        > a. Greenhouse edibles: $.................US/cdn (please circle currency)
        > b. Field grown edibles: $..................US/cdn (please circle
        currency)
        >
        > 2. What are the main edible crops produced?
        > a.
        Greenhouse..................................................................
        ...
        >
        ............................................................................
        ..............
        >
        ............................................................................
        ...............
        >
        ............................................................................
        ...............
        > b. Field
        grown.......................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................
        >
        > 3. How many of these crops are 'non-traditional' (commercially grown for
        > less than the last 10 years)?
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        > 4. What is your understanding of the term 'alternative' edible crops?
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        >
        > 5. What does the term 'exotic crops' means to you and the growers in
        > your area, if different from the answer to question 4?
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        > 6. Have growers or marketing groups in your area considered growing or
        > selling other edible crops?
        > Yes Go to question 7.
        > No Go to question 12.
        >
        > 7. If yes, which crops are these?
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        ............................................................................
        .....................
        >
        > 8. If yes, did they actually make the change?
        > a. Yes............ (go to question 9)
        > b. No............. (go to question 10)
        >
        > 9. If yes to question 8, what actually convinced them to make the switch?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        > 10. If no to question 8, what convinced them not to make the switch?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        > 11. What criteria are important to you / growers in your area when
        > deciding whether or not to switch to another crop? (then go to question
        12)
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        >
        > 12. If no to question 6, what stopped growers in your area from
        > considering any new crops?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        > 13. Do you think growers in your area will consider growing different
        > crops in the next 3-5 years?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        > 14. If you or growers in your area were looking for another crop to
        > grow, what would be the factors that would rate as high priority for a
        > new crop?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ............................................................................
        ................................................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        > 15. In general terms, please suggest 3 ways in which you think growers
        > could improve the profitability of their businesses. (e.g. new
        > varieties, new species, pest management, marketing, improved crop
        > nutrition, staff training, etc, etc). Please list in priority order,
        > with the most important first.
        >
        ......1.....................................................................
        ..............................
        >
        ......2.....................................................................
        ..............................
        >
        ......3.....................................................................
        ..............................
        >
        > 16. Time for crystal -ball gazing and self-indulgence. If money and time
        > were no object (wouldn't that be nice!) and you could investigate one
        > particular aspect of the fresh produce industry that you think could
        > revolutionise profitability of the industry, what would it be?
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        > 17. Penultimate question: do you think there are any questions I have
        > not asked? (If 'yes', go to question 18. If 'no', go to 'further
        comments'.)
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        ............................................................................
        ................................
        >
        > 18. Finally, please ask that question here, and supply your answer.
        >
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        >
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        >
        > Please add any further comments:
        >
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        > Thank you very much for your time and help.
        >
        > Gary Jones,
        > Instructor, School of Horticulture,
        > Kwantlen University College,
        > 20901 Langley By-pass,
        > LANGLEY, Tel: 604 599 3311
        > BC. Fax: 604 599 3277
        > Canada. E-mail: Gary.Jones@...
        >
        >
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