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BelCosta Labs uses Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) to detect and quantify the 66 analytes.

What We Do

BelCosta Labs uses Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) to detect and quantify the 66 analytes that are required for analytical testing by the State of California for compliance.All analytical testing labs are required to test for the following residual pesticides and fungicides for compliance in California:

Abamectin

Abamectin is an insecticide and miticide used on Christmas Trees and Woody Ornamental plants that interferes with neuromuscular transmissions normally protected by the blood-brain barrier.

Aldicarb

Aldicarb is a Class I “Highly Toxic” and EPA classified “Restricted Use” carbamate insecticide, meaning it can only be purchased and used with a proper license.

Bifenazate

Bifenazate is an acaricide widely used on ornamental and fruiting agriculture to control the presence of mites.

Bifenthrin

Bifenthrin is an insecticide and acaricide, acting on the nervous system of insects and causing paralysis.

Boscalid

Boscalid is a fungicide intended for use on food crops such as beans, peanuts, pistachios, lettuce, grapes, and strawberries.

Carbofuran

Carbofuran is a “Restricted Use” pesticide that targets mites and nematodes in the soil, leaves, fruits and other parts of the plant upon ingestion or on contact.

Chlorfenapyr

Chlorfenapyr is a pyrrole class of chemical pesticide, classified as Toxicity Category II, or moderately toxic.

Chlorpyrifos

Chlorpyrifos is a broad-spectrum insecticide, effective in controlling a wide variety of insects.

Daminozide

Daminozide is a PGR that affects the maturity, coloration, firmness, and harvest of a plant or fruit.

Coumaphos

Coumaphos is an organophosphate pesticide used mainly on livestock, (pigs, cows, and sheep), to target the parasites such as cattle grubs, ticks, and flies without harming the host it lives on.

Dichlorvos (DDVP)

Dichlorvos (DDVP) is commonly used to kill common pests such as spider mites, aphids, thrips, and white flies.

Dimethoate

Dimethoate is an organophosphate insecticide used on a wide variety of insects from household pests to botflies on livestock that can terminate on contact.

Ethoprop(hos)

Ethoprop(hos) is an organophosphate insecticide used to control a variety of insect types pre-planting and in the soil.

Etofenprox

Etofenprox is a synthetic pyrethoid ether insecticide used against insects that have developed resistance to organophosphorus or carbamate insecticides.

Fenoxycarb

Fenoxycarb is a carbamate insect growth regulator that affects the hormones of an insect that may be ruining crops.

Fipronil

Fipronil is a synthetic insecticide used in agriculture and administered on pets to prevent fleas, ticks, and mites.

Imazalil

A fungicide used on fruits, vegetables, and other plants, Imazalil can control a wide range of fungi, such as powdery mildew and black spots.

Methiocarb

Methiocarb is insecticide, acaricide, and molluscicide, that may also be used to target rodents and birds.

Methyl Parathion

Methyl parathion is a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and acaricide used to control boll weevils and many other crop insects.

Mevinphos

Mevinphos is a broad spectrum organophosphate insecticide/acaricide used on fruits and nuts to control aphids, mites, ticks, grasshoppers, cutworms, caterpillars, and many other insects on crops.

Myclobutanil

Myclobutanil is a very commonly used fungicide, applied to control the growth of fungi like powdery mildew.

Paclobutrazol

Paclobutrazol is a Fungicide and PGR, primarily used to restrict the top growth of a plant as well as increase the nutrient uptake through the root system.

Propoxur

Propoxur is an insecticide used against mosquitoes in outdoor areas, for flies in agricultural settings, for fleas and ticks on pets, on lawns and turf for ants, on flowering plants, and in private dwellings and public buildings.

Spinosad

Spinosad is a naturally-derived strain of bacterium from soil that may be toxic to insects and is most commonly used as flea control for dogs and manage head lice on humans.

Spiromesifen

Spiromesifen is a tetronic acid insecticide, used to control mite infestations in crops.

Spiroxamine

Spiroxamine is a fungicide commonly used on wine vineyards, fruit orchards, wheat, rye, and other cereals.

Thiacloprid

Thiacloprid attacks a variety of insects by disrupting of nerve transmission and causes nerves to fire uncontrollably, leading to hyperexcitation, convulsions, and the death of the affected insects.

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