Produce Application

Foster Brady Farm

Owner: Clay Brady

Address:
4290 Snows Mill Rd
Monroe, GA 30655
Walton County

Mailing Address:
144 Hiawassee Ave
Athens, GA 30601

daytime phone: (770) 713-5135
Web site: http://www.foster-bradyfarm.com/Produce.html

Application Date: 2012-01-29

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
To help establish the farm and its produce as top quality in markets based on direct sales.
Are you currently third party Certified for your produce operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
no
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
Other farmers and local markets.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
2.1
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
2.1
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
2.1
Fruit Crops:
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
Please check all markets you grow for (this will be displayed on your farm profile to help potential buyers find you). *











Please Specify Other Markets:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Disc plowwing and rotatory tilling.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Cowpeas, clover, legumes and brassicas
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
On farm, mostly kitchen scrapes.
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
1/2 inches deep
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Local horse and goat stables.
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
2 inches deep
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Winter, first of the year.
Do you apply any non-composted Manure within 120 days of veg-crop harvesting? *
no
Please list any other brought in fertility sources that you use (specific rock powders, lime, soybean / alfalfa meal, specific purchased pre-mixes, etc)and how often it's used. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s. *
Lime (applied once a year), pelletized gypsum (applied once a year), epsom salt (once a month or as needed), bone meal (once a year),
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
no
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
no
Do you use Professional Soil Testing services? *
yes
Describe your primary weed problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual weed challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
Weeds are removed manually and mechanically.
Describe your primary insect challenges AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual pest challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
Primary insects are squash and harliquin bugs, cucumber beetles, Colorado potato beetle, caterpillars, white flies and aphids. A combination of plant and fruit distruction by these pests makes for a wide range of controls and techniques. Hand removal is used first. Then mechanical/ botanical attacking of young soft bodies pest in the early spring with Dipel Dust (Bacillus Thuringiensis) mixed with diatomaceous earth. This mixture is used every two weeks with dry weather to apply. Spinosad is used for more developed pests and applied on a two week rotation as needed (mainly on peppers and tomatoes). Neem oil is used against white flies and sprayed on a weekly basis. PyGanic 1.4% is used once a month on all heavily infested crops (active ingredients- pyrethrins).
Describe your primary disease challenges AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual disease challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
Fungus diseases on tomatoes and peppers controlled with neem oil sprayed once a week.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
One well, drilled for purpose of irrigation.
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
no
Are you a maple producer who seeks to certify your sugarbush? *
no

Seeds, Transplants and Buffers

Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Do you grow your own transplants? *
yes
Are they grown using Naturally Grown/Organic methods? *
yes
If they're not grown according to CNG methods, please list them here. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown. (If they are, put "N/A") *
Transplants are started in a soilless mix (peat and peralite) once large enough they are moved to the field.
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
no
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
no
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
yes
Please describe your buffer. Be as specific as possible. On all sides, how far is it from your crops to the next closest use (road, conventional crop, residential yard)? Be sure to specify what is grown on neighboring land that is in agricultural use. For example: To the north and east, a wooded area of at least 100 yards separates us from the neighbor's corn fields, to the south is a fallow field at least 100 yards deep separating us from the road, and to the west about 60 feet separates our crops from a field where conventional corn and soybeans are grown. *
Water diversions on three sides and over 500 feet from any paved roadway. No other conventional crop feild within half a mile.

Agreements

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements by checking the boxes.
I will not label, or in any way lead consumers to believe that produce not raised in accord with CNG standards is Certified Naturally GrownTM. *
I understand that I have to complete at least one (and hopefully more) Certification Inspection(s) of another farm in my area each year, and that the inspection will NOT be of the same farmer that inspected me. *
I have reviewed the Certified Naturally Grown certification standards, I understand them, and I will abide by them. I understand that if I have any questions I may contact CNG for clarification. *
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know about your farm: