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Native and Urban Gardens

Holde Fink Phone: 541-344-5317

  Fax: 541-344-5317

2427 Riverview Street Website: www.nativeandurban.net

Eugene OR 97403 Email: info@nativeandurban.net

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: 

Landscape design using permaculture principles when possible. Implementation of landscape designs including soil work, planting, rock work, carpentry, masonry, sprinkler and drip irrigation, night lighting. We also maintain existing landscapes including planting, pruning, mowing, edging, weed control sprinkler repair and fertilization.

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

Implementing existing knowledge base to plant to improve habitat for all forms of life. Harvesting and/or storing the maximum biological potential of a site. Use of beneficial insects or cropping strategies to remedy "pest" problems. In severely degraded situations, use of temperature monitoring, if needed, hormonal lures and decoys. Finally, use of highly designed toxins in famine situations only.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

My crew and I weed on a regular basis to remove unwanted vegetation or conflicting vegetation or simply to exercise control.

How are pest problems identified?

Pests are usually not part of my clients' problems.

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

Mostly planting of habitat enhancing plants and plants adapted to the environment, showing little problem with viruses, fungi, molds and bacteria.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Nematodes, predatory mites, and ladybugs.

 

Do you use borates?

No.

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

I have used glyphosate when the client is in a big hurry and cannot be persuaded for other tactics. In this situation, I recommend using competitors of Monsanto.

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


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

Less than one quart is used, sprayed from a backpack sprayer. The sprayer is only used for this purpose.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Basicly my job consists of doing continuous habitat modifications, such as planting wild flowers in mixes with perennials.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

I have used fish oil dormant sprays and hot pepper wax sprays.

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

Down to Earth brand

 

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

termites N/A

cockroaches N/A

fleas N/A

carpenter ants N/A

fire ants N/A

ants (indoor) N/A

crabgrass

dandelions

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management


References

Peter Craycroft: 541-683-5245; Vern Katz or Debbie Jones: 541-484-1088