At NASE, we are committed to caring for the environment, which is why we seek to incorporate sustainable development criteria into all of our business decisions and processes.
- Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater treatment consists of a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes and operations to remove solids, and organic matter from wastewater. In NASE we comply with NOM-001-SEMARNAT-1996.
Compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. Compost is organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil amendment. The process of composting requires making a heap of wetted organic matter (plants, fruit/vegetable waste, and wood) and waiting for materials to break down into humus after a period of weeks or months.
- Crop Rotation and Soil Solarization
Crop rotation is a critical feature of all organic cropping systems because it provides the principal mechanism for building healthy soils, a major way to control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Crop rotation means changing the type of crop grown on a particular piece of land from year to year.
Soil Solarization is a simple nonchemical technique that captures radiant heat energy from the sun. This energy causes physical, chemical and biological changes in the soil. These changes lead to control or suppression of soil borne plant pathogens such as fungi, bacteria, nematodes, and pest along with weed seed and seedlings.
- Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach for treating and controlling pests. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Natural pollination using bumblebees (bombus terrestris) is an effective way to pollinate greenhouse plants. Bumblebees can increase crop production through more efficient pollination. Many crops are well suited to natural pollination with bumblebees, including peppers, tomatoes, strawberries, and vegetables.
- Bacillus Subtilis
Bacillus subtilis is a bacterium that is used as a fungicide on flower and ornamental seeds, and on agricultural seeds. We produce our own bacillus subtilis, which help us solve pollution problems, pesticide contamination, correct chemical overuse, and improve the performance of our crops.