SUSTAINABILITY

We at Kroeker Farms believe the future is growing more using less. We believe in minimizing the impact on the environment. We strive to be more efficient in our use of water and energy. By employing modern mechanization, Kroeker Farms seeks to reduce manual labour and thereby also producing food more economically.

Kroeker Farms holds environmental sustainability as a core value. Good stewardship of the land is our objective, and we work towards this goal through various means.

  • Soil is continually improved, and erosion is reduced through the use of cover cropping, ridge tilling, and shelterbelts.
  • All irrigation water is collected from excess water during spring run-off. This prevents flooding, erosion and does not use precious ground water.
  • Nutrient leaching water runoff is reduced by basing irrigation and plant nutrition decisions on plant growth stage, weather conditions, economic thresholds, soil testing and field scouting to ensure the irrigation water and fertilizers are applied to meet (not exceed) crop demand.
  • Heavily influenced by our learning through organic production, our integrated Pest Management (IPM) combines cultural, chemical and biological control methods to keep pest populations below economically damaging levels and limit chemical use. Good crop rotations, soil building practices, and fertility and irrigation management help keep weeds and insects below economic thresholds.