We at Peter Schreurs and Sons have always had a passion for the land and a curiosity for how things work, this has led us to understand more about the environment in which we grow our vegetables and how the actions that we take effect this environment. By constantly learning and improving we have set about putting in place a policy where we take responsibility for our farming techniques, that we are constantly updating, which will ensure our ability to provide crops long into the future.
As responsible residents of this part of Australia, we believe that our farm should remain healthy and productive not only for the next 20 years, but for the next hundred years and beyond. To achieve this goal we are adopting many nature friendly initiatives in a range of areas.
We believe that soil is much more than just a medium for holding plants. Our farm practices acknowledge the great contribution of soil micro organisms and we understand them in order to keep our soils healthy. Protecting our soil from erosion and salinity is also crucial in keeping our soil healthy.
Practices that promote biodiversity are highly valued. We are very committed to planting as many native trees as possible. The native trees we have planted have helped us divide our large farm into smaller sections. This allows us to run our operation as if it were series of small farms.
Water is important to our farm and to other natural ecosystems downstream. That's why we do everything in our power to ensure our water use is managed properly. We do this by using sustainable water sources, reduce our water useage and reusing water.
We are convinced that natural predators should be the first line of defence against insect pests. To maintain the balance between natural predators and insect pests, we are committed to the correct implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles.
We have implemented a number of initiatives to reduce electricity use and fuel consumption at all levels of our operation, out in the field and inside our sheds. We are also adopting measures that will help us reduce and recycle waste materials.