FAQ: how do you keep pests off organic fruit if you don't use pesticides?

Our philosophy is that a healthy plant will not attract pests. Pests tend to target weaker plants, so we remove any plants showing signs of stress. Blueberries fortunately do not attract a wide array of pests. Lemon tree borer will target wounds from unclean pruning, so we ensure good practice with clean tolls and clean cuts to avoid this. Sometimes we have isolated attacks from bronze beetle which eat the new leaves, however once plants mature, this becomes less of a risk to us. The main pest of course are birds, so we use netting to cover the whole crop during the harvest period, and outside of the season, we lift the nets to let the birds in to clean up any unwanted insect activity.

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