Our first responsibility in Pest Management is the health and the needs of our customers. Customers should expect that the products they consume are safe and free of harmful materials. Our second responsibility is to our business; making sure that we can continue to provide good products by being responsible with our crop management.
Our goal is to be 100% pesticide free for every harvest every day. We are committed to best practices for organic pest management techniques including the regular use of ladybugs, assassin bugs and nematodes in our facility.
If there is ever an exceptional condition that occurs in our grow operations where pesticides will have to be temporarily used, we are committed to taking a very conservative approach.
Our pledge is the following:
We re-launched the Noble Farms genetics and brands in December 2018 by bringing 1,200 of our own clones from our own mothers into our facility. These were the original Noble Farms genetics managed and cared for by our grower, Chad Koeppe, at a different grow operation.
Because we cloned our mothers inside another facility before bringing them in-house, we did a one time preventative spraying of these plants using only OMRI certified and OMRI certified-ready natural oils. This was done for one harvest only in early March 2019, using the following:
FROM MARCH 2019 TO APRIL 2021 WE ONLY USED BENEFICIALS: LADY BUGS, ASSASSIN BUGS AND NEMATODES AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.
In April 2021, due to an infestation of common ants which was not responding to natural methods of control, we contracted a licensed pest management company to apply NiBor-D only to cracks and cervices in our interior space and Termidor-SC to spots on the exterior perimeter of our building. Great care was taken to ensure that at no point was insecticide applied to any plants or equipment.
Noble Farms is committed to only using beneficials such as Lady Bugs, Assassin Bugs & Nematodes as the primary method of pest control going forward.