Better Farming

Magic Sun believes that Better Farming is more than utilizing new growing techniques and technology. It involves our passion for making a difference with produce and contributing to an overall healthier food supply for consumers.


Our team of growers draws on its decades of experience in greenhouse growing to create an optimal environment to produce wholesome and safe food in the most sustainable way. Magic Sun’s greenhouses are strategically placed in high elevation regions that offer direct sunlight and mild temperatures at night to produce a perfect climate for growing outstanding tomatoes.

 

Mother Nature Still Rules

Even with sophisticated systems operating in the greenhouses, we rely heavily on the venerable bees who pollinate plants. They are key players in promoting a healthy growing environment and eco-friendly system to support our sustainable farming initiatives.

Integrated Pest Management

Magic Sun follows Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standards and proactive protocols to monitor greenhouse eco systems and introduce beneficial insects to prey on the bugs that damage crops. These practices virtually eliminate the need for harsh pesticides and create a sustainable environment that is less dependent on other applications to control undesirable insects.

Nutrient Balance

Plants are fed by mixing nutrients into the greenhouses irrigation system. Tests are taken on return water to assess what was absorbed by the plants. The pre- and post-testing enables our growers to closely monitor and adjust nutrients to maximize the overall growing conditions and environment.

Greenhouse Temperature

Magic Sun’s carefully selects high elevation growing regions for its greenhouses to offer stable conditions that avoid major swings in temperatures experienced in conventional growing. The ambient sun provides the majority of heat while supplemental warmth is provided by circulating hot water through the greenhouses. Cool nights also help with growing conditions to produce high-color varieties that make for great taste and visual appeal.

Efficient Land Use

Greenhouses maximize environmental acreage by utilizing highly density plantings with nutrients applied directly to the roots, which allow plants to be grown in a smaller space. Magic Sun’s greenhouses facilitate plant density that yields up to four times more production than conventional farming.

 

Irrigation

A sophisticated system and computer software monitors plant growth and water absorption to determine the timing and amount of water to be applied to optimize growing conditions. By using the irrigation system, our greenhouses are far more efficient than growing tomatoes conventionally, which typically requires 10 to 20 times more water.

Water Recycling

A comprehensive program is used to collect, purify, and recycle water to ensure there is no waste and the water table is not affected by potential runoff. Nearly 100% of nutrient water is captured and put back into the irrigation system, which means that our greenhouses use significantly less water than conventional growing methods.