Natural enemies and green fertilizers

Sustainable pest control

At Ton van den Oever we reduce the use of chemical pesticides to an absolute minimum. In addition we make use of so called 'natural enemies' to exterminate hazardous insects.
Prunings are being shredded and spread out over our lots. Through this approach, the biodiversity in the soil of our lots is being improved and therefore the natural growth and resistance of our trees as well.

Green fertilizers
We use green fertilizers such as Tagetes and Sudan grass. Tagetes fights a specific type of roundworm in the soil and Sudan grass restores the soil’s structure. Both Tagetes and Sudan grass are being mowed and spread through the soil after a certain period of time.