Northeast orchards set high bar for regional standards EcoApple® supports sustainable and locally grown fruit in the Northeast. As apple-picking begins across the Northeast, some of the region’s leading fruit growers are working together to promote a high standard of growing practices especially developed for the unique growing conditions of the region. A network… Read more »
Posts Tagged: IPM
The Western IPM Center recently published an article discussing the challenges associated with Eco labels and how EcoApple promotes Integrated Pest Management. You can read the full article, including comments on EcoApple from our Director of Marketing, Sue Futrell at the Western IPM website!
Beginning my career in the world of sustainable agriculture, it all seemed simple enough: industrial is bad, organic is good. Right? I wanted to change the way we engage with our food as a society and educate others on the importance of a healthy food system for a healthy home and family. Easy! As the… Read more »
IPM, integrated pest management, is tricky. There is no doubt about it – everyone wants a short line to explain it to people and there just isn’t one. From a non-farmer perspective, though, the more I learn, the simpler it gets. Here’s a little narrative on my latest revelation: Last week, Michelle Chambers, John Lyman,… Read more »
It’s strawberry season in New England. I was walking the green-turning-red fields with Donny Dzen last week at Dzen Brothers Farm in Windsor, Connecticut. He explained his use of IPM to control pests and reduce spray levels. Dzen monitors (actually counts) the level of infestation of four problem insects: thrips; tarnished plant bug; “clipper,” the… Read more »