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Organic Approach

Erik Morgan Phone: 717-299-2112

Owner Fax:

128 Weaver Road Website: www.organicapproach.com

Lancaster PA 17603-9709 Email: etmorgan@organicapproach.com

Service Categories: structural commercial school

landscape residential golf course

other: Farm greenhouse soil remediation, public parks and arboretums.

Organic Approach has a service division that provides tree, shrub & lawn treatment services. Organic Approach also provides products to consumers, wholesalers, formulators, farmers/growers, and distributors who are seeking natural and/or organic solutions to traditionally synthetic methods. We focus on complementing nature's natural systems of checks and balances and on increasing plant & soil immunity


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

Fully understanding plants, soil and all the life cycles of pests that play vital roles in our natural systems such that we seek not to control but, instead, to complement or assist the natural power and ability of nature to produce a balanced and healthy environment.

 

Is pest management performed on a specific schedule?

No. Management is only performed when all other natural, organic or biologically implemented actions fail or require assistance to succeed.

 

How are pest problems identified?

We perform regular scouting and monitoring services where consumers will hire our expertise. We have people trained in these fields. 85%-90% of our customers (service division) hire our scouting & monitoring services.

 

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

Cultural, natural, organic and biological practices are used in pest management. Synthetic chemicals are also used in an emergency and only with the customer's approval.

 

Do you use biological controls?

Beneficial insects releases, soil mycorhizae, soil innoculants, Bacillus thuringiensis (Dipel) etc are used as controls.

Do you use borates?

Did Not Respond (DNR)

Do you use synthetic chemicals?

Merit (imidacloprid) is used when no other option is likely to work.

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

We only sell natural pesticides (horticultural oils, insecticidal soaps, garlic barrier, hot pepper spray, Dipel, pyrethrum, etc.). All interested parties, call us for further detail on this subject.

 

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

All interested parties, call us for further detail on this subject.

Does your company perform habitat modification?

DNR

Do you use any physical or mechanical controls?

All interested parties, call us for further information.

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

100% natural and organic fertilizers, soil amendments, etc.

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

termites DNR

cockroaches DNR

fleas DNR

carpenter ants DNR

fire ants DNR

ants (indoor) DNR

crabgrass Corn gluten.

dandelions Corn gluten.

other Soil balancing and cultural controls and practices.

How do you evaluate effectiveness of your pest management

Effectiveness is evaluated via repeat scouting and monitoring visits and note-taking and computer data entry.

References

DNR