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Family Tree prides itself on having relationships with the industry's premier grower/shippers and can assure its customers a level of food safety unmatched by others. These premier grower/shippers support sustainable farming practices and environmental management. Here are some of the areas:

Production Improvements:
Upgrading of vehicles and equipment to increase efficiency with the reduction of fuel, power usage, maintenance, etc.

Crop Rotation:
Helps prevent soil disease and erosion while naturally replenishing nutrients in the soil, along with harvesting that does not exceed the rate of regeneration of crops.

Hand Trimming and Thinning:
Removes weeds by hand as an alternative to using chemical herbicides.

Beneficial Insects:
Control harmful insect populations without the use of chemical pesticides.

Recycling & Resource Replenishment:
Using recycled, recyclable and reusable materials for produce packaging and shipping; elimination or reduction of wax or petro-chemical coatings in packaging; and sourcing packaging from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certified suppliers.

Soil Enhancement:
Maintain rich, healthy soil and balanced pH through mineral replacement and composting.

Technology:
Precision Agriculture, through GPS guidance systems to precisely map fields that will maximize utilization of land and minimize the use of water and chemicals.

Water Management:
Maximizes efficiency of water usage and reduces water waste and runoff.