Produce Application

Adams Garlic

Owner: Don and Angela Adams

Address:
9774 State Road 81
Cassville, WI 53806
Grant County

daytime phone: (608) 794-2107
evening phone: (608) 794-2107
Web site: http://www.adamsgarlic.com

Application Date: 2014-11-22

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
increased marketing opportunity, to portray our farming standards to the public
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

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
7
Number of above acreage that you own: *
0
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
7
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
2
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:
We have two acres for vegetables, and currently our nephew has hay in the other 5 acres. In 2016 the hay will no longer be there and we will utilize all 7 acres so we can increase crop size and not plant garlic in the same field for 3 years.
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:
Seed garlic

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
Rotary tiller
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
vetch, winter rye, buckwheat
Do you use Compost? *
no
Do you use Manure? *
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. *
Fish emulsion/seaweed blend Feather Meal (13-0-0) (Spring/fall) This is an excellent source of nitrogen for organic growers. It is produced by Nature Safe from feather meal, meat meal and blood meal, and carries an OMRI listing. Potassium sulfate is also known as 0-0-50 or sulfate of potash (SOP). Sulfate of potash (K2SO4) is a dual nutrient fertilizer with an equivalent potassium content of 50% potassium oxide (K2O), commonly referred to as potash, and 18% sulfate (SO4). (fall) Fall Application 0-0-50 50lbs/Acre 23.60/50lbs 13-0-0 500lbs/Acre 32.25/50lbs Veggies Plus 300lbs/Acre 41.96/50lbs (Trace Minerals) Spring Application 13-0-0 300lbs/Acre
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
yes
If yes, as per the Certification regulations, it is acceptable to apply chelated chemical fertilizers to correct specifical micronutrient imbalances as listed on a recent soil test. Does the application of this fertilizer meet those requirements? *
no
If Yes, please specify types, amounts and application dates: *
n/a
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
yes
If yes, then please specify type and most recent application date: *
Calcium boron lambada x-cyto Not sure specifically the last application of each, but the last application of any chemicals where we are growing garlic/veggies was July 2013
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. *
Control: Straw as mulch, mechanical cultivation, pulling weeds by hand. Problems: It is time consuming
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. *
Onion thrips are a possibility. We were in our first year last year and did not have any insect challenges in the garlic field. Don't plant near onions, crop rotation.
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. *
Mold. We watch diligently for it and remove plants that are not healthy. If found after harvest, we remove the outer garlic wrappers. Crop rotation.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
A 1000 gallon water tank with a fire hose.
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? *
no
Do you purchase any transplants from outside sources? *
yes
From which sources do you buy transplants? *
Last year (2014) we purchased pepper plants from outside sources. We plan to grow our own starting this year (2015) according to CNG methods.
How have you confirmed with your supplier that the transplants are grown without synthetic fertilizers or wetting agents? *
no, see above
Please list any bought-in transplants not grown according to CNG standards. This produce may not be sold as Certified Naturally Grown (except, in the case of perennials, after twelve months of CNG cultivation). *
pepper plants. We will grow our own this year (2015)
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. *
Field is a triangle shape. South - a road and at least 60 feet from where conventional corn is grown. Northwest - pasture and 150 feet or more from conventionally grown corn/soybeans. East - road and 200 feet from conventional corn/hay.

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: