Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Scott's Yankee Farmer is not a USDA “certified” organic farm, rather it is a farm that practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This reliable method of farming is a way to control insect pests and diseases while protecting human health and the environment. Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many organisms are not harmful, and some even beneficial. IPM programs work to monitor pests and identify them accurately, so that appropriate decisions can be made in conjunction with action thresholds. This monitoring and identification removes the possibility that pesticides will be used when they are not needed.
Scott's Yankee Farmer does not plant any G.M.O. fruits or vegetables on the farm. The use of safe and sustainable farming practices that preserve the environment, reduce waste, and promote healthy growing systems are a priority. Our focus is on producing the best quality products that are picked at their peak ripeness and maintaining the product’s freshness, and nutritional values.
Scott's Yankee Farmer also participates in an IPM extension program offered by UCONN. If you would like to learn more about IPM, please visit the UCONN IPM website.