Associates Insectary prides itself on being a leader in integrated pest management services/practices and by bundling these services together, Associates assists growers in producing top quality fruit at reduced rates/costs. The Insectary serves both organic and conventional growers.
Grower-members receive the full services of a Pest Control Advisor and spray application division along with millions of beneficials for their groves at a 60% savings as compared to purchasing these services individually.
As historic innovators in pest control applications, Associates Insectary worked with researchers in the Agricultural Engineering department at UCLA more than 60 years ago to develop an Oscillating Boom sprayer that would reduce spray drift and provide better control of pests, with less toxic pesticides than the standard equipment in the industry. We redesigned our equipment again in the 1990s when avocado pests became a problem and were able to provide control of the new pests with less toxic pesticides than others were forced to use.
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The Insectary’s staff of California licensed Pest Control Advisors can recommend treatments using oils, insect baits and other selective materials which target pests and minimize the disruption of natural predators. We can also integrate the pest control with your existing nutrient program. When Associates Insectary must resort to the controlled spraying of pesticides, only materials approved by the Environmental Protection Agency are used. Associates Insectary is dedicated to controlling orchard pests with the lowest possible impact on the environment.
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To stop the spread of the Asian Citrus Psyllid, the State of California is now mandating that commercial citrus growers spray for these pests four to five times per year. Associates Insectary offers quality sprays, backed by our reliability and experience. Once your orchard is sprayed, we can re-release the “good bugs” to re-establish balance.
We also offer crop inspections for ACP, which is especially important for organic growers. Associates Insectary offers an organic spray option for these growers.