Partnering with Agrian to Bring Digital Solutions to Our Growers
There’s no denying that digital tools are the key to a sustainable and transparent future in California agriculture. At Grow West®, we consistently look for opportunities to bring the most advanced technology into our processes to increase efficiency and customer satisfaction. We also look for strategic partners that can offer our growers leading technologies to make your work easier and more profitable. For nearly 15 years, our partnership with Agrian has demonstrated this commitment to your success.
“We work closely with Grow West to provide compliance tools, reporting and recommendation writing,” says Daisy Cervantes, director of support services for Agrian. “Their growers and PCAs often use label and rate validation tools as well, and all of this information can easily be turned into electronic reports that can then be shared with the growers’ respective counties. We’re proud to provide useful tools to help Grow West customers with some of the more tedious aspects of farming.”
Recently acquired by TELUS Agriculture, Agrian has built its reputation on making the complex simple. In California’s regulatory and reporting environment, Agrian tools are key to saving time. In fact, time is a driving factor for Agrian and TELUS Agriculture. That small window of time to apply crop protection or fertilizer inputs creates an urgency for information, which Agrian fully understands. Having their pulse on the application business is what leads to Agrian’s unique and relevant digital tools and reporting options.
“From the very beginning, we wanted to provide a solution to the big challenge of manually inputting data,” says Tom Feaver, director of regulatory affairs for Agrian. “Manually inputting data, and ensuring that it is 100 percent accurate, is time consuming for farmers and for PCAs. We’ve developed a way for users to import that data, making sure it’s accurate. We understand the urgency behind farming, especially in application, so we work hard to respond to our customers with the right tools and the best support.”
Additional digital tools available from Agrian include time-lapse mapping and imagery, sampling data for both high-level and low-level nutrients, and crop planning tools to analyze inputs and costs.
A Designated Set of Tools for End of Season
As many of our customers approach harvest time, our partnership with Agrian includes specific tools designated to help you and your PCA during this stressful time of year. Grow West customers can leverage the Agrian compliance platform to receive field data and use reports to accurately capture products and product rates applied to your crop throughout the year. Many food processors are increasingly asking for this information in an effort to increase transparency to the consumer. The use reports are easily generated in an Agrian profile and can be shared with food processors electronically. Additionally, the InField app can provide the same reporting ease with a current Agrian profile.
Agrian also offers Grow West customers and PCAs use of the Crop Planning Tool, which is designed for planning the next year’s crop.
“The Crop Planning Tool allows PCAs or farmers to add inputs and costs for each field from this year, and then monitor what worked and what didn’t work,” explains Cervantes. “It’s an easy way to look at the data and determine where to invest in the coming year, what crops to plant, what type of crop protection or fertilizer plans to make, and more. Getting ahead of the coming year and creating a plan is the first step to success, so we’ve created a tool to make it as easy and turnkey as possible.”
A Partnership to Put Growers First
One of the best ways to illustrate the partnership between Grow West and Agrian is to look at our shared values, especially our commitment to help growers be profitable. Both companies invest time, people and resources into finding solutions for common challenges that keep growers up at night. Through partnerships with leading companies like Agrian, our goal is to bring you tools that can help your operation be the very best.
“Our team is here to help,” says Feaver. “Our product line is robust and our attitude toward understanding the urgency in agriculture will always remain at our center. We’re here to support and serve the Grow West customer base each and every day.”
Contact your PCA for more information about tools that are available to you through Grow West’s partnership with Agrian.