Growing Together Winter 2020
Organics Division Launches a New Resource for Growers
California growers have known for decades that sustainability is about making informed choices and Grow West® is adding a new resource to help. Growers interested in organic inputs can now visit the new Organics Division website to learn about our full line of organic products, see research and data and link to other valuable resources.
Back in 2006 when Grow West (then Ag Unlimited) began supplying organic planting medium and fertilizers to greenhouse growers who demanded unique and non-traditional production technologies. Since then, Grow West’s organic offerings have expanded to offer an expanded portfolio for a wide array of specialty crop operations.
“High-value specialty crop growers rely on organics for two reasons,” explains John Hildebrand, Northern California Sales Rep and Account Manager for Grow West. “First and foremost, in the case of crop protection products, there are limited chemical options labeled for some crops. But just as importantly, many growers want to use environmentally responsible and biologically correct materials to improve results and differentiate their brand and products. Organics, for example, contain less salt and heavy metals than conventional materials.”
To meet this need, Grow West carries a complete line of organics including not only custom blended soils and a wide range of fertilizers, but also soil amendments, micronutrients, amino acids, biological stimulants, beneficial bacteria, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides, rodenticides and even turf seed and beneficial insects.
“We have a broad offering of organics, and they are high quality because we have long-standing relationships with reliable suppliers,” notes Hildebrand. “We never buy any products sight unseen, and we never bring anything to market without third-party testing and verified, repeatable results. Also, our sales team prides itself on being knowledgeable so that we can help growers get the most out of every acre.”
And while Grow West’s Organics Division got its start in Northern California, it is now supplying a national market, shipping organic products to other states.
To learn more, visit your local Grow West retail store or our new website, GrowWestOrganics.com.