California has the strictest pesticide regulations in the nation to ensure the highest quality and safety of all produce. California tests more varieties of produce for pesticide residues at more intervals from field to market than any other state.

Beach Street Farms utilizes an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to our farming operations. IPM systems use a variety of cultural and biological methods combined with the judicious use of pesticides to control diseases and pests. Our strawberry crops are intensively managed, emphasizing constant monitoring techniques in order to anticipate and avoid pest problems. Incorporated into this management is the use of the latest ecologically sound methods available. These methods can include the release of predatory insects to control certain pests, such as mites, utilizing the bug-vac to vacuum the crops to control lygus bugs, and use of several materials approved by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production. Conventional pest control materials are used only when necessary, with all applications following the strict regulations set forth by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR).