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dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Lesley M.en
dc.contributor.authorRosin, C.en
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, H.en
dc.contributor.authorBenge, J.en
dc.contributor.authorWatts, Michael J.en
dc.date.accessioned2007-07-31T22:17:42Z
dc.date.issued2006-09en
dc.identifier.issn1177-7796en
dc.identifier.other06/09en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/71
dc.description.abstractCausal mapping was used to document how the 36 participating kiwifruit orchardists described and explained the management of their orchards. This approach asks the participants to identify the factors which are important to the management and performance of their orchards and to link these on a map. An aggregated or group map was produced from each of the individual orchardist maps. Data from the group map were used to characterise the overall orchard system as well as each of the three management systems being studied. A predominant finding is the degree of similarity in the maps of growers from across all three panels. Despite these overall findings, there were still differences operating between the three panels of growers. The overall group map reflects a production orientation and that the kiwifruit system is perceived as more of a management system rather than an environmental one. Organic orchardists produced a group map having the most distinctive qualities but they also shared a small number of distinctive characteristics with Gold orchardists. Both used more connections and more double arrows compared to Green. We conclude that the evidence supports the claim that at the aggregate level of the 36 kiwifruit orchardists the orchard system is not overly complex but at the level of each individual orchardist it is complex. Further, orchardists do not show a high level of holistic thinking about their orchard.en
dc.format.extent1-89en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAgriculture Research Group on Sustainabilityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Agriculture Research Group on Sustainability - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/71en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesARGOS publicationsen
dc.subjectkiwifruit growingen
dc.subjecthorticultural managementen
dc.subjectcausal mappingen
dc.titleUnderstanding kiwifruit management using causal mappingen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300901 Farm management, rural management and agribusinessen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection and Ecologyen
pubs.commissioning-bodyARGOSen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.issue06/09en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.organisational-group/LU/BPEC
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/71en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.subtypeCommissioned Reporten


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