While we are not an organic orchard we make every effort to minimize the use of pesticides. Our starting point is the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. This approach is developed by institutions like Cornell University and provides evidence based recommendations and strategies for managing, not necessarily eliminating, the multitude of micro-organisms, animals, plants and insects that can reduce fruit quality, fruit yield and that threaten the health of orchards and the financial sustainability of modern farms. While IPM is a widely used standard for ensuring the safe use of pesticides we routinely use far less pesticides than these standards would indicate.
Like life itself, orchards are a complicated, dynamic arrangement of natural forces that must be managed and harnessed to bring fruit to the world and we’ll keep doing our best to keep you, our employees and our trees safe in the process.
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