The accepted practices used by most growers today are based on this premise: “Better farming through chemistry”.
This has never been more evident than what is currently taking place in the ongoing battle against citrus greening. Growers today are having to use more and more pesticides and fertilizers in an attempt to just keep their groves alive, and this method appears to be failing. Just as with any abuse or chemical dependency where the addict has to use more and more just to obtain the same result, the party eventually comes to an end. There appears to be a movement of enlightened growers in the industry today that are coming to the realization that by continuing down this path, “The juice just isn’t worth the squeeze”. This is where The Tree Defender enters the picture.
The use of different methods of screen to protect plants is not a new concept. However, it has never been practical enough, durable enough, or economical enough for the citrus grower until now. Created by growers for growers, the innovative design of The Tree Defender successfully overcomes all three of these challenges. Just as you would not want to send a child out into the world to face life’s challenges poorly clothed, sick, and malnourished, why would you compromise your investment and start your new planting in this manner?