Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

Apple IPM Transition Project

Survey Results

2008 Apple Grower Survey

The 2008 Washington apple grower and manager pest management survey went out in February of 2009 to survey practices used during the 2008 crop season. Returns came in during July 2009. Out of nearly 1500 orchard owners and managers recieving surveys, about 27% choose to participate representing close to 78,000 acreas. Summary results of this survey were analyzed Fall of 2009 and are now available to view online.

Grower Survey Results
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G1: Are you male or female ?
 
Gender Frequency Percent
Male 381 97.9
Female 8 2.1
Total 389 100.0
Missing = 14
 
 
G2: How old are you?
 
Age Frequency Percent
25-34 years 11 2.8
35-44 years 44 11.3
45-54 years 132 33.8
55-64 years 119 30.4
65+ years 85 21.7
Total 391 100.0
Missing = 12
 
 
G3: Did your parents farm during any part of your childhood (age 0-18 years)?
 
Response Frequency Percent
Yes 101 25.7
No 292 74.3
Total 393 100.0
Missing = 10
 
 
G4: Which of the following categories best describes your ethnic background?
 
Category Frequency Percent
Caucasian (not Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino) 38 95.0
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 2.5
Spanish, Hispanic, or Latino 0 0.0
Black or African American 0 0.0
Asian or Asian American 0 0.0
Other (citizen of the world) 1 2.5
Other 1 2.5
Non-responses = 0    

Other
  • American (2)
  • I'm a farmer
  • U.S. citizen - yu don't need to know

 
 
G5: What is the highest level of formal education that you have completed?
 
Education Frequency Percent
Some high school or less 12 3.0
High school diploma or equivalent 59 14.9
Some college, but no degree 90 22.7
Vocational or Extension certificate 14 3.6
Two-year college degree 31 7.8
Four-year college degree 138 34.9
Some graduate school 25 6.3
Graduate degree 27 6.8
Total 396 100.0
Missing = 7
 

 

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