Produce Application

Broadview Farm and Gardens

Owner: Tim Brown

Address:
18720 Il. Rte. 176
Marengo, IL 60152
Mchenry County

daytime phone: (310) 895-5672
Web site: http://www.broadviewfarmandgardens.com

Application Date: 2016-05-18

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I want to provide a visible assurance to my customers about our growing practices as well as be a part of the CNG network. I also have some philosophical objection to USDA Organic program.
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/Online research

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total Farm Acreage you actually GROW on: *
6.25
Number of above acreage that you own: *
All
Number of above acreage that you lease: *
none
Do you have other acreage in "Conventional" Agricultural Systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Veg Crops:
1.25
Fruit Crops:
<.25
Hay:
5
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: *
BCS Rototiller, Disc, Broadfork.
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Rye grass, Cereal Rye, Red Clover, Fescue, Oats, Peas.
Do you use Compost? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (on farm, purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
On farm composted manure . Purchased organic compost from a local supplier.
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". *
10 tons per acre
Do you use Manure? *
yes
If yes, please note general sources (local dairy, horse farm, etc.): *
On farm, always composted. Never applied fresh to the field.
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". *
10 wheelbarrow/ 5000 sf.
What time of year do you apply the manure? *
Fall
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. *
Aomite mineral powder, Ohio Earth Food- Re Vita Pro (Poultry Manure, Kelp Meal. Rock Phosphate), Lime.
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. *
Mostly pressure from annuals. Field bindweed, lambsquarter, purslane, etc. Some canadian thistle (argh!!) Cultivation is the primary management tool.
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. *
potato beetle, flea beetle, cabbage worm, japanese beetle, cucumber beetle, squash beetle, some cutworm. Managed with row cover, crop rotation, DE, BT, Beneficial insects, and at times Spinosad (potato beetle)
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. *
Septoria, some late blight. Managed with rotations, row cover.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Onsite Deep 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? *
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") *
N/A
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? *
yes
If yes, please state the source (conventional farm field, golf course, etc.)and any details you can provide (type of pesticide, fertilizer, herbicide used, and/or what used for.) *
Conventional Neighboring farm, using herbicides, some possible pesticides.
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. *
On the western border there is a 12' wide road followed by an 8' wide grass strip before a windbreak/buffer of pines, then another 16' to any crops

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:
We would like to rotate animals through our vegetable fields in the future as part of an overall rotation strategy. All of our livestock practices comply with CNG standards and we would like to certify our livestock in the future as well.