Riverland Almonds growers and the processing plant are
fully accredited to the internationally recognized SQF 2000
standard. They use integrated pest management systems
to grow the almonds without using insecticides which is
a perfect example of “working in harmony with nature”.
The growers diligently research disease control and support
the application of advanced horticultural techniques.
are employed to monitor and manage the ideal ecosystem
to produce the finest almonds with no pesticide residues.
Mindful that the use of insecticides is disruptive to
biological control, entomologists use procedures to encourage
beneficial birds and insects into the orchards. Harmful
pests and insects are also biologically controlled by
the introduction of predatory mites. These mites live
in perfectly created habitats in the lush cover crops
of rye and special clover varieties planted between rows
of trees. These cover crops prevent wind erosion, add
essential nitrogen to the soil, help filtration of water
and provide a safe haven for beneficial predatory mites.
The fruits of their effort are regularly tested to prove
that there are no pesticide residues.