Our goal is to work together to manage all the variable and constantly changing aspects of a 100+ acre orchard that grows and markets apples, cherries, raspberries and grapes, plus a wholesale packing house, cider mill, a retail business with bakery, gift shop and tours.
We use IPM Integrated Pest Management to monitor insects and diseases, and use pheromone traps to determine the number and growth stage of pests in the orchard. We have the services of an Entomologist who scouts for beneficial and damaging insects. Cultural practices such as mowing, cultivation and pruning are used as part of IPM practices. A minimum amount of a specific chemical is applied at the best possible time to limit crop damage from insects or diseases.