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Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery

John Sayers Phone: 831-763-1207

Production Coordinator Fax: 408-763-1659

PO Box 270 Website:

Moss Landing CA 95039 Email:

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Restoration.

Our mission is to promote public stewardship of central California's native plants and their communtiies by providing native plants and seed, expertise in restoration, landscaping and management techniques. Established in 1989, the Elkhorn Native Plant Nursery is located next to the beautiful Elkorn Slourgh.

What is your definition of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Using any and all means of controlling pests, stressing the least toxic approach possible.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

No, all control is done when necessary.

How are pest problems identified?

Identifications are made with visual inspections and traps.

What practices do you use to prevent and/or control pests?

This is done with sticky tape, card monitoring, beneficial insects and healthy young plants.

Do you use biological controls?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Do you use borates?


Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Yes, Physan 20 (phenothrin), Roundup Pro (glyphosate), Clorox, Grants Kills Ants (fipronil), Safer soap (potassium salts of fatty acids) and Horticultural Oil.


What are the top 10 pesticides you use/sell/recommend?

Physan 20, Roundup Pro, Clorox, Grants Kills Ants, Safer soap and horticultural Oil.

If pesticides are used, how much are used per year of each?

Very little with a hand held sprayer.

Does your company perform habitat modification?


Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Pruning off infected branches and physically removing pests.

What type of fertilizers do you use/sell/recommend?

Nutricote total 18-6-8, Miracle Gro and fish emulsion.

What do you usually use/sell/recommend for addressing:

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas DNR

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) Grants Kills Ants.

crabgrass DNR

dandelions DNR

other Suppressa (corn gluten).

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Sticky traps, monitoring and visual inspections.