Astrid has successfully provided independent integrated pest management consulting for local orchardists and vineyard growers since 1994. This service is centered on the implementation of the standard components of integrated pest management (IPM).
Key components of the IPM Program are:
Monitoring for pests and beneficial organisms
Eliminate impact of pests on the crop in question
Designing a pest management program that optimize native bio-control agents impact on present pests
Implementing sustainable environmentally sound pest management practices that adhere to local requirements and legislation
Adherence to market requirements
Last, but absolutely not least, improving the bottom line for the grower. We do this by designing and implementing a pest management program that is as cost effective as possible while not jeopardizing the market value of the crop.