Use of Biological Controls for the suppression of plant pests and diseases

Phytoseiulus persimilis to control Spider Mites
Amblysius californicus to control Spider Mites
Amblysius fallacis to control Spider Mites
Hypoaspis miles to control Fungus gnats
Nematode Steinernema feltias to control Fungus gnats
Amblysius cucumeris to control Thrips
Aphiodoletes aphidimyza to control Aphids
Aphidius ervi to control Aphids
Encarsia formosa to control Whitefly


Energy efficient heaters for the winter months

By separating the flame from the air inside the greenhouse, long life and the highest seasonal efficiency possible are assured. The heaters are designed for 82-83% thermal efficiency.

double layer roof

Double plastic roofs on greenhouses for added insulation and energy savings.

By adding a second layer of poly to the roofs of our greenhouses, an insulating air layer is created that helps retain more heat in the winter.


Reclamation of run-off irrigation water in storage pond

All our fields and greenhouses are graded and drained so that any water runoff is drained into a storage pond. The water pond water is then recycled back into the nursery watering system for plants to use once again.
In addition, we are increasing our use of drip tape and other irrigation systems that help save water by watering more precisely.


Collection and use of rain water for plant propagation

Rain water from our propagation greenhouse roofs is collected and stored in two large tanks. The water is treated with hydrogen peroxide before being used to mist the crops in the propagation houses, keeping the cuttings moist and humid while they root out.