What We Do – Sustainability

A Mission-Driven Approach to Sustainability

At Sun World we believe that through our work in genetics and variety development, we can make a material and enduring positive impact on the environment.  Much of this work is motivated simply by what’s good for the planet, yet the added efficiencies of farming sustainably often allow growers to increase pricing – making our varietals even more valuable.

These are some of the characteristics we seek to identify and propagate:

  • Increased crop yields
  • Effective water usage
  • Targeted use of soil nutrients
  • Less post-harvest food waste
  • Less food waste at the retail and consumer levels
  • Efficient deployment of labor
  • Use of non-traditional growing environments
  • Reduced use of fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, growth hormones