Ocean Mist Farms’, integrated pest management (IPM) means finding creative solutions for pest problems that protect our crops and our natural resources. The diversity of crops we grow allow for a robust crop rotation program that prevents pest problems by maintaining soil health. Healthy soil means less disease and fewer chemicals. Whenever possible, we employ biological controls such as lady bugs for aphid control and plant wildflower mixes that attract beneficial insects to our crops.
Before planting, each site is also evaluated for water and soil to match the appropriate crop with the natural elements. This IPM approach maximizes crop quality while, at the same time, maintains a natural balance in the environment.