SunRain understands the importance of high quality seed in the commercial potato production process. One of the largest investments in a growing season is the seed you plant. The quality of the seed you purchase can make or break a prospective crop. SunRain understands the needs of the potato producer and strives to provide the highest quality seed possible.
The SunRain seed production system starts with our leading edge tissue culture facility in Idaho Falls. Here we ensure we start with disease free tissue culture and employ the highest standards of hygiene to ensure the plantlet production process remains disease free.

Prior to planting, all of the soil in our greenhouses is steamed to ensure a pathogen free growing environment for our plantlets. We plant our greenhouses contra seasonally in order to further ensure a disease free environment for our minituber production. Our tubers are grown to ensure vigor and disease free production at the next stage of production. All SunRain minitubers are stored onsite to ensure they receive the highest level of attention during the storage process.

 

 

SunRain then takes our minitubers to our early generation seed production in Driggs, Idaho. Nestled against forestland and near the base of the Grand Tetons, this farm gives the isolation and rich mountain soil needed for high quality seed production. High elevation and pure mountain water provides the growing conditions ideal for early generation seed production. Our leading edge storage system and sizing operation ensures that our customers receive the seed they need, when they need it.

 

 

 

 

The last step in the SunRain production cycle is our Utah production seed farm. Here, the seed is planted whole and managed to maintain the high standards our customers demand. Seed is grown to exacting disease free standards and killed to deliver the size our customers need. Again, a leading edge storage facility is employed allowing for flexibility in delivery times and proper management of the seed storage process.

All SunRain seed undergoes a rigorous internal inspection to ensure the highest quality seed. Our QA system follows the seed development from the planting, through growing and storage and into the truck to ensure we meet the exacting standards of today’s grower.

At SunRain we pride ourselves on being able to deliver the varieties your customers need and the quality of seed you require. We encourage our customers to visit our facilities and are happy to arrange tours of any of our facilities. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!