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PJC & Company Ecological Land Care

Fred Newcombe Phone: 978-432-1019

Owner Fax:

252 Dodge Rd. Website: www.pjcecological.com

Rowley MA 01969 Email: info@pjcecological.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school\

landscape residential golf course\

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PJC and Company Ecological Land Care Inc. is the northeast distributor of premium Organic Lawn and Garden Fertilizers, and specializes in Organic Fertilization Programs. PJC is committed to providing products and services that are safe for children, adults, pets and the environment.

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

We try to treat the root cause, not the symptom. In the case of weeds we focus on correcting soil chemistry, for insects we treat grubs with nematodes. We don't "integrate" synthetic herbicides or pesticides.

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

Our pest management is based on timing and environmental conditions. We treat insect/weed issues when they are present. We are proactive in working to correct soil conditions.

How are pest problems identified?

Scouting

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

See above. Weeds we hand pull or topdress over seed. Lime if necessary.

Do you use biological controls?

Nematodes

Do you use borates?

No

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

No

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

None

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

n/a

Does your company perform habitat modification?

Yes, based on a soil test.

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

Yes, such as hand pulling, aerating and seed slicing.

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

Renaissance

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 Cultural practices, soil chemistry, top dress seed

dandelions Cultural practices, soil chemistry, top dress seed

other Ticks: cedar granules

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Site visits throughout season. Soil tests.

References

Michael Murray, Organic Soil Solutions; Kim Perrilli, Ground Effects Garden Designs