Integrated Pest Management

We take great care of our crops in order to obtain the highest quality products in optimum sanitary conditions. Therefore, the supervision and control of the phytosanitary measures on our crops are priorities in the production and growing of our persimmon and cut foliage.

We constantly monitor the phytosanitary conditions of our crops by the activity of a net of biological control stations, a team of pest specialists and a group of dogs trained to detect pests.

We manage all the information related to the sanitary and phytosanitary conditions of the crops by evaluating the population rates, the development of pests and organisms, the crop phenology and the climate conditions.

Ultimately, we carry out significant activities such as biological pest control in order to fight pests of great concern.

Monitoring and scouting

We set up adhesive and pheromone traps in all of our crops to ensure the early detection of pests. The information extracted from the samplings is always collected weekly.
We have a team of pest specialists working daily on the search and detection of pests in our different crops.
As an innovation, we have adopted dogs from animal shelters and trained them to detect pests. These dogs are able to find the location of the invertebrate colonies in a very short time in the most efficient way, enabling us to address the problem with great precision.

Special Actions

Biological Control on Ornamentals

Our first option to fight the presence of pests is the biological control...

Beneficial Insects

This sustainable solution offers a helathy work environment to our employees and helathy residue-fee crops. At the same time, we take care of the environment.

Monitoring on Foliage and Kakis

We reduce as much as possible the chemical control of our crops...

Early Detection

This technique consists of placing a big number of sticky traps and a variety of trapping systems traps to monitoring constantly every crop.

Chemical Control

If the threshold is exceeded and the above mentioned methods are not applicable...

Plant Health

We choose to use the phytosanitary products in order to maintain our crops healthy, as long as these products are under the law and respectful with the beneficial organisms.

Certificates

Our long, wide and successful experience in the agricultural sector is the guarantee that Sur Horticola only offers the highest quality persimmons and ornamental foliages to the customers, working according to every client’s requirements and the market’s needs as well as meeting the exacting European quality standards. Every year, our crops, facilities, employees and working methods are evaluated by various quality certification programs such as GlobalGap, IFS and GRASP, the farming regulation systems we currently work with.
  • globalgap
  • ifs
  • grasp
  • sedex
Global G.A.P. is a regulation system for safe and sustainable production of food implemented by some companies. These standards are also applied to the plant propagation material, soil management, plant protection product application and harvest among others.
IFS regulation system standards ensure that the certified companies supply products which comply with the customer’s requirements and specifications, making possible the continuous improvement of the quality and safety of the products.
GRASP stands for Global G.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice and is a voluntary module developed to assess social practices on the farm, addressing specific aspects of worker´s health, afety and welfare.
Sedex is a not for profit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Members share information on: Labour Standards Employees´ Health and Safety, The Environment, Business Ethics.