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|Scientific Methods is an agricultural consulting firm offering our expertise in pest management, pruning, tree nutrition, and soil management. We currently work on thousands of acres of almonds, walnuts, apples, prunes, pistachios, grapes, tomatoes, peaches and figs. Although we currently work only in California, projects in the past have led us to Oregon, Washington, Florida, Texas, Mexico, France, and the Dominican Republic. We believe that we are on the cutting edge of pest management. Many of the following are either incorporated into our program, or we are currently evaluating their potential: cultural controls, pheromone disruption, releases of beneficial insects, kairomones, and the use of alternative chemicals such as Stealth or Bt.||
This site was developed mainly as a service to our clients. We are very excited to have the opportunity to provide you with information that will help you remain leaders in the agricultural community. Although this site contains helpful IPM information, current news, and information about Scientific Methods, the main purpose of this site is to provide you access to your data. If you choose, you will have the ability to access recommendations, weekly data sheets, nutrition information, dormant and mummy surveys, and general orchard information for each of your blocks. Click here to see a sample. Please feel free explore the information contained in this site, and offer any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, or ideas to us.
The primary goal of Scientific Methods, Inc. is to assist the grower in producing a crop of maximum quantity and quality while optimizing the monetary input per acre of crop. Pesticide use is recommended only after intensive orchard monitoring reveals that a treatment is necessary and other non-chemical methods are explored. Methods of application are tailored to optimize the material used (eg. varietal sprays, half sprays, lower than label rate sprays). Materials are selected that will provide effective control and have a minimum impact on natural enemies or the environment in general.