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Serving California growers with uncompromised quality and personal attention to their profitability.

Products & Services

Creating value for the customers we serve.

Our business has grown to be one of the largest independent marketers of agricultural products in California. We are committed to remaining one of the best through constant re-investment in our facilities, employees, technology and infrastructure. While never wavering on our promise to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

Locations

We go wherever you grow.

There is nothing quite like California agriculture. With so much diversity, growers require a partner who understands what it takes to succeed in such a complex and rapidly-changing industry. For over 60 years, the people at Grow West® have been dedicated to being the local experts in California. Today, we do it from 18 retail, farm supply and wholesale manufacturing locations near you.

Growing Together Winter 2021

This fall one of our own, Johnny Council, was recognized by the Agricultural Retailer Association (ARA) for his outstanding career in the ag retailer industry.
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News

Your Local Experts

Here at Grow West, we understand that California agriculture is complex. Being your local agronomic experts, we value growing together and offer insights and information to help you succeed. Stay up to date on the latest Grow West content through our feature articles and quarterly newsletter, Growing Together.

Partners

Strategic relationships that build grower profitability.

The combined resources of our company rival any supplier, anywhere. But we’re an even stronger organization when we work together with partners who share a common goal – to ensure grower success and grower profitability. We’ve identified, secured and created strategic joint ventures and supplier partnerships to better serve our customers.

Careers

Our culture is our core.

We have always sought out hiring best-in-class employees, and providing the business tools of education, training, and on-the-job experience for personal development and growth, to better serve our customer base. This translates to a ground up culture, highly reactive to market and customer changes and needs. All while maintaining our local presence, challenging the norms and driving innovation.

About Us

Grow West® represents the very best of agriculture.

Inside Grow West you’ll find a genuine desire to help our customers succeed and the aspiration to improve and serve our community.

Our PCAs have recorded in their scouting reports that populations in Navel Orangeworm traps are up 30-40% in almonds over previous years. This increase is a reason to consult with your PCA to ensure that your management plan is in place to reduce the impact in your almonds.
Happy Father’s Day to all of our fantastic fathers both at Grow West and those we interact with every day. We are so thankful to have you as part of our team!
This week we would like to feature Mike Huffman! 

Mike is a PCA out of the Walnut Grove location. Having grown up in Los Angeles, Mike's passion for agriculture came through his brother's interest in horticulture. He pursued this passion at UC Davis and has been working as a PCA for the past 34 years. Joining Grow West 19 years ago, Mike has consulted a variety of growers and operations including grapes, dairy and row crops adding up to over 30 different species and varieties. "The most rewarding part of my job as a PCA is developing friendships and relationships with the growers," shared Mike. 

Thank you, Mike, for all you do! 

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Today is National Fresh Veggies Day! California agriculture is unique in the sense that many fresh vegetables are grown in our backyard. From the field to grocery stores around the country and world, we’re proud to work with the California growers supplying fresh veggies!

Image is of bell peppers being harvested in one of our growers fields.
When tree nuts are reaching full size and completing their nut bulking period, additional carbohydrate production should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Having late season carbohydrates will help support continued development and nut bulking this year, but more importantly in the following season. Not sure if you are optimizing nutrition for carbohydrate production? Consult your PCA today.
This week we would like to feature Andy Wilson! 

Andy grew up on his family’s vineyard in Sonoma County. Upon graduating high school, he pursued a degree in Soil Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Currently, he serves as a PCA and CCA for Grow West Sonoma where his daily responsibilities allow him to be in the field hands-on with his growers. Andy has a diverse set of crops he works with including wine grapes, blueberries, pumpkins, oat hay, olives and hemp. He shared “The most rewarding part of my job is working with people. If people trust you, they will do business with you. My position at Grow West has allowed me to interact with people on a daily basis and continuously learn.” 

Thank you, Andy, for all you do! 

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Talk about a view! 🌊 Did you know Grow West Trucking is currently serving 20 counties across Northern California? Learn more about our capabilities at growwesttrucking.com. link in bio!

Image taken by employee Jose F. Duran

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With the current drought conditions across California and the uncertainty around water availability, proactive weed control in rice is imperative for a successful yield. Without access to available water as a mitigation tool, be sure to consult your PCA for a season-long weed management plan.
This week we are featuring Linda Hale! 

Linda’s passion for agriculture didn’t come from being raised on a farm, but rather it came from her involvement with agriculture education and California FFA throughout her high school years. After serving a year as a California FFA State Officer, Linda went on to graduate from Fresno State University where she studied plant science. In 2000, she became a viticulturist in Sonoma County and was a customer of ours until she joined the Grow West team in 2014. “I was very lucky. I happened to be at the right place at the right time. I am looking forward to retiring with this company and the great people I work with.” Today, Linda wears many hats as she manages the Sonoma location. With her background in vineyard management, Linda has a unique perspective of both production and business when it comes to agriculture. 

Thank you, Linda, for all you do! 

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When it comes to set and berry development in wine grapes, Calcium plays a significant role in ensuring each berry has a strong cell wall to be able to support high quality berry color. In addition to color, providing wine grapes the correct nutrients will help influence tannin development and flavor. Consult a PCA to learn more about our customized wine grape nutrition offerings.
On Memorial Day, we want to take a moment to remember the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting each of us. For the land of the free and home of the brave. From us to you, thank you!
This week we would like to feature Tim Castaneda!

Tim has spent his whole life surrounded by agriculture as his father was a PCA in the region for many years. He pursued a degree in Crop Science at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a concentration in Plant Protection. Tim started his PCA career in 2004 at our Dixon location. Today, he spends most of his time working in tomatoes, rice, trees, almonds, walnuts and alfalfa. Tim shared the most rewarding part to his position is “being a mentor to the younger generation. My biggest takeaway from working at Grow West is that you do not know what you know until you are able to teach it.” Grow West is grateful for employees like Tim that continue to contribute to the company’s success daily. 

Thank you, Tim, for all you do! 

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Pinot, Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. You name the wine; we work with the variety. You can truly appreciate a bottle of wine once you’ve seen the process from vine to bottle. Cheers! Happy National Wine Day from us at Grow West.
 
Image taken by employee Lindee Jones
Our Technical Service team is committed to finding the best solutions for our growers by conducting real-time, in-feild research. The goal is to never stop learning! 

Video taken by employee, Layne Wade

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This week we are featuring Matt Freitas!

Matt currently is the Operations Supervisor for the Trucking Division at Grow West. He joined the company in 2008 in a field set-up position and since has moved through a variety of roles within Grow West Trucking including dispatch, safety and quality control. Day to day, Matt spends the majority of his time overseeing the maintenance of all the trucks and trailers, DOT records, driver files, and daily safety and dispatch activity. He shared the most rewarding part of his position was, "the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the trucking division over the past 13 years. We have gained new customers and new opportunities and I appreciate the chance to be a part of it." One fun fact about Matt is that he is a Disneyland fanatic. 

Thank you, Matt, for all you do! 

#Spotlight #WeAreGrowWest
With the current drought conditions, it is more important than ever to dial in on irrigation technology and strategy. We have invested in an irrigation consulting business, WaterLabs, that can provide you management recommendations for a variety of crops based on real-time data from your fields, backed by university research and data.
Built through 60 years of experience, our trucking division continues to expand to meet all of your operational needs. We’ve been serving many of our customers for several decades and are focused on adding value wherever we can. Learn more about our capabilities at www.growwesttrucking.com
This week we would like to feature Eric Rush!

Eric grew up in the Woodland area and was heavily involved in agriculture throughout his childhood. He found a passion for mechanics through working with his dad in the shop at a young age. Eric joined the company in 2011 and worked in field service set up. Today, he oversees the Dixon, Woodland, Yuba City, and Pleasant Grove logistics. The most rewarding part of Eric’s position is “watching the people I work with grow and succeed whether that be an employee or grower.” He shared that working at Grow West has allowed him to learn how to work and collaborate with all different types of people. 

Thank you, Eric, for all you do!

#Spotlight #WeAreGrowWest
As you gear up for in-season tree nut applications, now is a good time to consult with your PCA about opportunities to combat your disease pressure through nutrition. Calcium, copper and potassium all play a role in your trees ability to remain resilient to disease and environmental pressure throughout the season.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful mothers both at Grow West and those we interact with every day. We are so thankful to have you as part of our team!
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