Market demands for sustainability and transparency
are driving food and agriculture companies to act.
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We have 20 years of experience helping our clients create sustainable, high-impact outcomes for their business, for people and the environment. We develop sustainability programs from the field through the supply chain.
From grower to retailer, we leverage our on-farm insights and overall sustainability expertise to help organizations move the sustainability needle, track their progress, increase transparency and communicate their story.
The Northeast Eco Apple Project, funded by EPA, Region 1 Strategic Agriculture Initiative and an anonymous foundation, qualifies participating growers using a set of mandatory standards for ecological production in the Northeast. Grower adherence to these practices is verified by an on-site, independent third-party inspection prior to harvest. The standards were drafted by the IPM Institute with […]
The Pesticide Risk Tool estimates the risk of negative impacts of pesticide applications. Ready access to this information will help reduce adverse impacts and improve environmental stewardship. The Pesticide Risk Tool has been updated to include a new User-Defined Products feature. This allows international users to analyze products that are not registered with the US […]
The IPM Institute of North America’s Specialty Crops Grower Services (SCGS) team provides technical assistance and consulting services to apple and stone fruit producers in the upper Midwest interested in using the latest Integrated Pest Management strategies to sustainably manage crop pests. Since 2009, the SCGS team has been collaborating with experts in the industry […]
This protocol has been developed to achieve measurable reductions in the use of high-toxicity pesticides. With permission from Red Tomato, this protocol builds upon the Red Tomato Eco Apple Protocol, redtomato.org/eco-apple/ and collaborative partnerships with farmers, scientists and other agricultural professionals. Through our work we hope to contribute to a bountiful supply of quality, local foods with […]