Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery have been going for almost 50 years, producing great harvests and using sustainable means of growing the crops. They are committed to keeping on using methods and tools that have proven to be beneficial for both the harvests and the environment.
Scouting the Fields
Since one of the key aspects of great farming is crop care, at this farm they use field scouts to keep an eye on them. They know exactly how the crops should look and can allocate issues like bugs and pests.
Another key aspect that plays a part in the farm’s success is keeping up to date with new advancements in agricultural technology. This has helped them produce better tasting and more nutritious crops every harvest.
When it comes to protecting their crops from pests, they employ several mechanisms to keep it from getting out of hand but also avoid using potent and harmful chemicals.
The first thing they do is to grow varieties of the crops that, while being GMO-free, are resistant to a large number of diseases and less prone to rot or mould.
A powerful ally to break possible disease and get rid of viruses is their crop rotation technique, which happens in annuals and perennials just the same. At this farm, they also use organic manure, together with some specific chemical fertilizers that are needed for the particular needs of the corps.
Predators for Pests
At Krause Berry Farms, they have implemented the introduction of ladybugs within their farming fields. These insects are predators that get rid of aphids, but they keep experimenting with other kinds of predators to get rid of the caterpillars.
This family-owned farm is innovative, sustainable, and productive, proving that this can all be done if only you set your mind and make an effort to meet the required standards.