Jan 30, 2015
New business focuses on specialty crop growers

Specialty Crop Solutions has announced the establishment of a new business focused on serving the specialty crop grower. Specialty Crop Solutions provides services and products not currently available to the small- to medium-sized specialty agricultural crop grower, according to a press release.

“The specialty crop farmer is not currently served by nutrient and protectant sellers in today’s market,” said CEO Bob Reed. “We feel there is a growing need for a special focus for this market. With the growth of the specialty crop market, the farmer needs assistance with nutrient, pest and fungus questions. We have both university and industry connections that will provide identification of products needed and the products packaged to the appropriate sizes needed by the grower.”

“We service both the traditional and the organic farmer,” Reed said.

Specialty Crop Solutions’ product list includes nutrients, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, surfactants, tank additives and irrigation system cleaners. The services provided consist of personal sales calls, product delivery, scouts, soil fertility testing, tissue testing and soil diagnostics testing, according to the company.

Specialty Crop Solutions operates from its corporate office in Traverse City, Michigan, with sales, warehouse and delivery staff also operating from Grand Rapids and Farmington Hills. Specialty Crop Solutions’ sales in Traverse City are conducted by Denny Braun (231-218-2320), Jim Williams (231-357-6050) and Brad Derington (231-735-3410). John Driver (616-430-3737) and Paul Richter (616-890-6538) provide sales for southwest Michigan, operating from the Grand Rapids office.

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