What we offer.
Seedlings are grown straight from seed in March, April and May in Styrofoam containers and are harvested in the fall of the same year. A variety of container sizes are used and most commercial species are grown at Mt. Ida including: Douglas Fir, Interior Spruce, Western Red Cedar, White Pine, Western Larch and Lodgepole Pine. All harvested seedlings are sorted into the customers specifications.
Producing a high quality product is the first priority at Mt. Ida Nursery Ltd. and a variety of measures are used to ensure that this happens:
- - Both growers are hands on and in the crop on a daily basis
- - All greenhouses are equipped with an Argus climate control system. This allows for control of parameters such as temperature, relative humidity, grit temperature and vapour pressure deficit.
- - An Integrated Pest Management System has been set up to identify and mitigate nursery pests through appropriate measures.
- -A crop monitoring program to identify heights and diameters at various stages in the crop year while referencing previous seasons data