Greenhouse and Indoor Production of Leafy Greens: An Anonymous Survey

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A group of U.S. academics (Purdue University, Michigan State University, University of Florida, and University of Arizona) with expertise in growing and marketing crops in controlled environments is conducting a confidential industry survey on the production of leafy greens (lettuces, baby greens, herbs, microgreens, etc.) to guide them in the submission of a grant proposal to the USDA Specialty Crops Research Initiative (SCRI). Your input will help ensure our efforts are appropriately focused on research and outreach topics that can assist producers and suppliers in greenhouse and indoor production of leafy greens and potentially, related industries.
At the end of the survey, you will be able to request a copy of the summarized survey responses.  No specific responses will be attributed to companies or individuals.
Please also note that we would like to limit this survey to growers and industries in the United States only.

Dear CEA Leafy Green Producers:

A group of horticultural and economic scientists and engineers at the University of Arizona, University of Florida, Purdue University, and Michigan State University invite you to participate in a Leafy Green Grower Survey. The purpose of this survey is to get valuable feedback from those who are commercially growing leafy green crops (of any kinds, including microgreens and herbs) under controlled environments in the United States.  Our hope is to reflect the survey results in our research priorities in the coming years with appropriate funding for research, extension, and education.

The survey is completely anonymous and it may take approximately 5-8 min of your time.

Please click on the link: and give us your input regarding these important matters by September 12, 2016.

If you received a similar request from multiple sources and already provided your feedback, thank you so very much (there is no need to do it again).  We are sending invitations from multiple sources and we apologize for the possible duplicates.

Best wishes,

Dr. Paul Fisher, University of Florida
Dr. Murat Kacira, University of Arizona
Dr. Chieri Kubota, University of Arizona
Dr. Roberto Lopez, Michigan State University
Dr. Cary Mitchell, Purdue University
Dr. Christopher Peterson, Michigan State University
Dr. Erik Runkle, Michigan State University

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