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Our Vision

Our goal at F.A.R. is to produce the highest quality beneficial insects at a reduced cost to you.


We believe that biological control is a method that keeps our growers, orchards, homeowners, and ecological communities healthy and happy.

In 1975 Foothill Lemon Company established an insectary to mass rear Aphytis melinus, a parasitoid for California red scale. More than 30 years later, Foothill Agricultural Research, Inc. (FAR, Inc.) is one of the largest producer of Aphytis in the world. Since FAR’s founding, we have developed many innovative rearing techniques and processes. FAR’s research and development has resulted in a great increase in production. Furthermore, our high inventory allows us to deliver an effective pest management solution at a low cost.

Joe Barcinas


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