Great Plains Sawfly Survey Project
June 1, 2023
There is currently a multi-state collaborative project taking place to determine areas of wheat stem sawfly infestation and current practices related to its mitigation on farm yields and profits. If you are the primary operator of a farm located in Colorado you are encouraged to complete this survey.
The purpose of this research is to determine areas of wheat stem sawfly infestation and determine current practices related to its mitigation on farm yields and profits. If you are the primary operator of a farm located in MT, WY, CO, NE, SD, ND, MN, IA, or KS, you may participate in this research.
Participation in this study will require approximately 30 minutes of your time. You are asked to complete the online survey which starts on the next page. The survey includes a series of questions related to wheat stem sawfly and your farming practices. Participation will take place online. To minimize the time required to complete the survey, answers to initial questions will determine the questions to follow thereby eliminating questions that do not apply to your farm.
The risks of this research are limited to the possible identification of individual farms due to limited response rates in a specific county. To mitigate this risk, counties without at least three responses will have geographic identifiers removed below the state level. You may benefit from participating in this research by helping to advance efforts to control and mitigate wheat stem sawfly. Reasonable steps will be taken to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your study data; however, in some circumstances, we cannot guarantee absolute privacy and/or confidentiality. Research records will be stored electronically through UNL-approved methods on password-protected computers. Records will only be seen by the research team and/or those authorized to view, access, or use the records during and after the study is complete. Following the collection of survey data, identification used to prevent multiple responses from the same location (IP Addresses) will be removed and the only identifier remaining will be your postal zip code and your age.
If you have questions about this project, you may contact Jeff Bradshaw at email@example.com or Troy White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about your rights or complaints about the research, contact the UNL Institutional Review Board (IRB) at (402)472-6965 or email@example.com. You can decide not to be in this research study, or you can withdraw at any time before, during, or after the research begins for any reason. Deciding not to participate in this research study or deciding to withdraw will not affect your relationship with the investigator, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or any of the grant collaborators. You will not lose any benefits to which you are entitled. You are voluntarily making a decision whether or not to participate in this research study.
Source: Colorado Wheat