Starr Ranch Growers cares about ecosystems that its orchards are a part of and because of that they lead the industry in the most advanced, non-invasive farming practices available. Utilizing cutting edge drip irrigation systems and eco-friendly pest management programs, Starr Ranch Growers understands the commitment to creating a sustainable environment for generations to come.
Caring for Our Crops
Trees and vines can and will yield more fruit when properly cared for and attended to. The overhead trellis system, in table grape operations, allows the vines to capture the sun’s rays while creating a shaded environment for employees. Each acre of land is used as efficiently as possible by utilizing high-density planting methods which allows for a higher yield per acre, all while maximizing foliage usage, production, and quality.
One of the biggest priorities for Starr Ranch Growers is the conservation of our most precious resource. To make irrigation more productive, Starr Ranch Growers uses advanced technology to measure soil moisture to adjust water levels and schedules. When crops are being irrigated, micro-irrigation fan jets evenly distribute water to prevent waste.
Protecting Our Soil
Soil is the foundation of every farming operation and well-loved soil has been key to Starr Ranch Growers success. To ensure crops have the best environment to thrive, laboratory testing is done using soil and foliage samples to determine if there are any nutritional deficiencies and identify the best plan to manage the field’s health. In an effort to prevent over-treating the soil, pest and disease resistant root stalks are used.