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ORGANIC PLAN
SOIL TESTING
PEST CONTROL
CULTURAL PRACTICES

Planning                                                                                  AUG 2007 TO FEB 2008

  • Develop farm plan for Organic operation and certification
  • Develop record keeping system for Organic farm plan
  • Obtain Organic grower certification

New planting for 2007-2008 season                                      JAN 2008 TO JUN 2008

  • Plant 2000 new berry plants
    • Order from Oregon nursery
    • Take delivery of berries
    • Prepare  berry planting beds

         Weed

         Fertilizer

         Plant

    • Plant berries
  • Plant 320 new fruit trees
    • Order from Dave Wilson Nursery
    • Take delivery of new trees
    • Prepare tree  planting beds

         Weed

         Fertilizer

         Plant

  • Plant 1 acre of pumpkins
  • Plant 1 acre of sweet corn

Irrigation extension                                                               APR 2008 TO JUN 2008

        Install new micro-sprinkler extension per NRCS EQIP contract in orchard

        Install new drip irrigation in Berry planting per NRCS EQIP contract

Soil testing AND Leaf testing                                               SEPT 2007 TO OCT 2007

        Conduct soil testing for each planting block per NRCS EQIP contract

        Work with EID regarding Crawford Ditch leakage and resultingsoil saturation problems

Soil amendments                                                                    NOV 2007 TO JUN 2008                                         

        Add organic soil amendments as indicated by soil and leaf testing

Pest monitoring

        Continue to monitor orchards and berries for pest infestation in accordance with Integrated Pest Management procedures recommended by the UC Agricultural Extension and Organic plan for Pleasant Valley Harvest

Pest control                                                                            2007 THRU 2008

        Deer

        Deer herding out gates

        Deer depredation permit from Fish and game

        Fence maintenance

o       Weed control / round-up

o       Install remaining  top clips

o       Install and Repair center clips

        Weeds

o       Hand weed all tree rows

o       Rototill tree rows

o       Plant in row cover crops

 

        Continue practices for IPM as recommended by the UC Agricultural Extension and Organic plan for Pleasant Valley Harvest

Cultural practices                                                                   OCT 2007 TO MAR 2008

        Fruit tree pruning

        Install trellis system for 2006 berry hill plantings

 

 

Harvest                                                                                   JUN 2008 TO NOV 2008

  • Sell crops through Patricks mountain grown and farmer's market