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MacArthur’s Nurseries has implemented many green initiatives as part of our long term commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.
Our most exiting initiative is related to the elimination of pesticide use. We understand our customers want healthy plants grown in a natural and sustainable way. MacArthur’s has implemented the use of natural occurring Biological Controls which we use on all our plants.
To grow the highest quality ornamental and vegetable plants using pest control methods that are environmentally sustainable and safe for both our customers and staff.
Over the last ten years we have steadily developed and refined our ability to control pests by natural methods. These methods include introducing into our crops a wide variety of naturally occurring beneficial insects and mites that actively search and destroy harmful pests. By using these practices we have been able to completely eliminate the use of all synthetic insecticides and fungicides on our crops.
No method of pest control, whether it be natural or synthetic, is 100% effective, but by employing naturally occurring enemies of major greenhouse pests we have been successful in achieving a level of pest suppression that exceeds that which is possible by chemical pest control. We are committed to continuing with the program that we embarked upon ten years ago. As we continue to develop and sharpen our skills of working with a host of natural pest control agents we gain increasing confidence in their ability to do the work of keeping our plants free of pest damage and safe for our customers to bring home.
For more detailed information and examples of Biological Controls, please refer to the following links: