Integrated Pest Management
Apple Leaf’s Integrated Pest Management system is a farm-level strategy used to decrease pest pressures. This includes insects, weeds, pathogens, diseases, mammals, etc. Our standard consulting program includes weekly production-area inspections, final scouting reports, and pesticide recommendations.
Apple Leaf’s IPM staff members also serve as food safety consultants, trainers, and auditors. They have the necessary credentials to audit under GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) and non-GFSI schemes, and our full-time IPM staff members each hold their own pesticide licenses.
Our trained scouts will regularly visit your operation to inspect your crops and grounds for invasive pests and other issues. We specialize in scouting tree fruits, berries, and small vegetables whether they are grown outdoors or in greenhouses.
Our IPM strategy includes pest inspection services as well as soil/tissue/water sampling, MRL testing, or crop quality testing. All of these elements are required for most GFSI audits. Apple Leaf can also provide group trainings and third-party certification services.
Detailed Scouting Reports:
Upon completion of each site inspection, our scouts will provide you with a thorough report of their findings and recommendations.
While pesticide use is a part of most pest management strategies, we can advise you on methods to reduce the amount you spend on your treatments. We review your spray applications carefully, assess your pest levels, and offer recommendations that accurately and efficiently fit your needs. Apple Leaf complies with all USDA regulations and guidelines.