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
actions that we take effect this environment.
By constantly learning and improving we have set
about putting in place an environmental and
sustainability policy that we are constantly
updating, which will ensure long term sustainability
in what we do.
As responsible custodians 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.
Soil Enhancement and Protection
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 also take care of minimizing risks of
Practices that promote biodiversity are
highly valued by all of us. In particular,
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 Use Efficiency and Reuse
Water is important to our farm and to
other natural ecosystems downstream. We do
everything in our power to ensure water
does not go to waste.
Pest and Disease Control
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. We are also adopting measures
that will help us reduce and recycle waste
For those who are interested in the how and why of
what we do on the farm, it is worth having a look at
our production methods.