( Courtesy Branch )

South Bay, Fla.-based Branch: A Family of Farms has increased efforts to improve sustainability in sweet corn production.

The efforts include improving growing practices, post-harvest handling and packaging, according to a news release.

One grower for the company has reduced phosphorus levels by two-thirds this year through better soil and water management techniques, according to the release.

“At Branch, we have looked across our company and grower partnerships to heighten our stewardship of our land and resources,” Brett Bergmann, president, said in the release. “We have come a long way in making our growing and post-harvesting processes cleaner, and we will continue to find new ways to improve.”

Branch also launched its first eco-tray for sweet corn. The trays are used in retail and are moisture proof, microwavable and 100% compostable.


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