Produce Application

The Looney Farm

Owner: Carrie Chlebanowski

Address:
18770 County Line Ave
Alex, OK 73002
Mc clain County

daytime phone: (405) 609-4407
Web site: http://thelooneyfarm.com

Application Date: 2019-04-10

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
We believe that is important to be held accountable to a group for the standards we employ on the farm, and want our customers to know that. We believe the farmer to farmer network of inspection is better than the USDA option and we also want to be part of a really cool group of farmers!
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? *
I believe through youtube video or Facebook post.

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
.62
Number of above acreage that you own: *
10
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
.5
Fruit Crops:
.1
Hay:
Grains/Beans:
Sugarbush:
Other Acreage:
1.4
Please check all items you grow and will market as Certified Naturally GrownTM *











Please Specify Any Other Items:
Future acreage to expand on, not yet in production
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: *
We us the BCS with the tiller to prepare the plots initially, then the rotary plow to build the beds within the plot. After that, beds are harrowed to prep for planting, and then either tarped or flailed to replant. Harrowing in soil amendments then reseeded.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
no
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
we purchase compost from a local company that has it tested and is SBA certified.
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". *
5 wheelbarrow loads per 100ft x30" bed for initial planting; lesser amounts at each successive planting
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
Global Harvest organics pelleted turkey litter
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". *
sprinkling of 3 gallon bucket over 100' bed prior to harrowing
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
as needed
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. *
Organic Garden-tone, at potting up and in some beds as side dressing once or twice (feathermeal/manure, bonemeal, alfalfa meal)
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? *
no
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. *
primary weed pressure is chickweed, local grass (bermuda,johnson grass), bindweed, dock. We used flame weeding, tarping, hand pulling and vinegar and salt blend as spray
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. *
flea beetle, aphids, cucumber beetle, squash bug, blister beetle, grasshoppers. We mow fields surrounding us and plan on using a certified organic granule for grasshopper management. For remaining pests, we use insect netting, and use a mix of molt-x, pyganic, safer soap, and BT in a fogger twice a week during season. For squash bugs we will use Surround on plants before they go in the field and also rotate successions.
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. *
powdery Mildew and mosaic virus are two we have dealt with. We have used insecticideal soaps like neem or Safer for mildew once or twice a week in wetter season and tried to water early to avoid prime conditions. mosaic crops are removed and disposed of.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
private well
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? *
no
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") *
they are grown according to standards... using certified organic Berger potting soil
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. *
To the north is a residential acreage that is fallow and not managed. To the east is 5 acres of our woods, to the south is 8+ acres of non-sprayed grazing pasture, to the west is an acre where our home sits, and beyond that several acres of woods.

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. *
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