A love story

 

Discover the 6 hectares (14.82 acres) of our wonderland orchard and the charming beauty of the surrounding agricultural landscape.  Our apple grove is composed of dwarf and semi-dwarf trees, rendering the self-pick (U-pick) easy and enjoyable

 

QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Member of the PPCQR .

We are members of the PPCQR (Pomology Production Club for the Quebec Region), a bipartite program of the MAFFQ (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec), as well as an agricultural producer.

 

With concern for an excellent yield, and for the purpose of producing first-quality fruit, members of the PPCQR strive to use the best cultural methods of production.  These methods are combined with the latest innovations for detecting insects and disease.

A SYSTEM OF DETECTION

The evolution of the insect population is evaluated by using different types of traps.  In addition, meteorological conditions favorable to the formation of fungal diseases are registered at local or regional stations.  This allows for an evaluation of the presence and severity of infections.  Thus, the pomologist, member of the PPCQR, treats the fruit only as needed and does not follow a calendar of traditional prevention - a plus for the environment.

INTEGRATED CONTROL NETWORK

Pesticides are no longer the only tool used to control insects and diseases which deteriorate the quality of the fruit.  It is becoming more frequent to integrate them with other methods of control.  If pesticides remain essential for the efficient control of insects and the diseases of today, they are used for specific treatments, but only after intensive tests have been effected with respect to the security and health of the consumer

MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW; a thorough process

• Prescription and access to measures which contribute to minimizing the risk of infection and treatment requirements;

• Fruit tree grove is certified to be free from viral diseases;

• Contributes to improving the soil;

• Education on implementing the best techniques available - e.g.:  the pruning of apple trees.