Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Agricultural & Extension Education (MS)
Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
Second Committee Member
Arkansas, Blackberry, Producers, Survey
This study was a census of blackberry growers who attended the Blackberry Growers Association informal interest meetings held throughout the state during the month of April. The purpose of this study was to describe blackberry operations in Arkansas, describe the ideal blackberry cultivar growers want to produce, describe resources they use to research production information, and describe what changes to current resources growers would like to have. Questionnaire responses regarding blackberry production of 18 blackberry growers in the state of Arkansas were analyzed. Three growers elected to not participate resulting in an 86% response rate. The researcher hopes that this information will be used to better understand who is growing blackberries in Arkansas and to improve upon currently available blackberry production resources.
Smith, Lesley Marie, "Aiding Growers’ Decisions: Describing Arkansas Blackberry Growers’ Resources and Needs Regarding Blackberry Production" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 2921.