Thank you for participating in the Tennessee turfgrass survey!

The purpose of the turfgrass survey is to create a profile of Tennessee’s turfgrass industry and measure its economic importance to the state.  This information will be helpful in understanding the diversity and types of turfgrass producers and users, the economic impact to the state, and challenges faced.  To calculate the economic impact of Tennessee’s turfgrass industry, data from the survey are needed to estimate the industry’s revenues, expenses and employment.  For this research study, turfgrass is defined as a contiguous community of grasses, tolerant of traffic and defoliation from mowing a minimum of two times per year, that is grown and maintained to improve the aesthetic and functional quality of landscapes and utility areas. 

Please take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete the on-line survey.  We ask that the person most responsible for turfgrass production or use decisions complete the on-line survey.  The information that you provide is strictly confidential and will only be reported in summary form.  In responding, either use your records or provide your ‘informed estimates’.  It’s more important for us to get your informed estimates than for you to be a non-respondent.  Participation is voluntary, and completing the survey constitutes your consent to participate.

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If you have questions regarding the survey, please contact Dr. Burton C. English, University of Tennessee’s Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, at (865) 974-3716 or benglish@utk.edu.  If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the UT Office of Research (ssulli20@utk.edu, 865-974-7697).


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