The Holy Grail for all growers, farmers, and retailers is to eliminate spray suits, masks, and toxic chemicals. Rules and regulations are becoming more stringent, creating issues in the supply chain. The key part, though, is that CONSUMERS are saying clearly that they want chemical-free, locally grown and even Certified Organic production available---and they want clean plants and chemical-free fresh produce year-round!! Lloyd will show you how Peace Tree Farm does this, and how this provides opportunity for you to set yourself apart from the competition. Lloyd has worked tirelessly to eliminate all chemicals, and has created an ‘ecology of competing organisms’ that results in sustainable and holistic control of pests, while controlling labor and input costs. The result is cleaner and healthier plants. Growers using their starter plants see insect pressure in their growing operations, retail stores, markets and farms go down because of the influx of predators that travel with his plants, and they arrive ready for your own biological program to start without fear of residual toxins or a time lag. Lloyd will take you from cutting to consumer and show you HOW it can be done and HOW it works, WHY you need to be doing this, WHO can help you, and WHAT it can do for you and your customers. Predators, Banker plants, and the RELATIONSHIPS among the Biological Control Agent are covered, as well as steps you can take to start your own program.
Jan 23 2017 - 1:00pm