NursTech, Gridley the world's largest supplier of propagated olive plants, announced the addition of two new nurseries, Dave Wilson Nursery and Vintage Nursery, to its distribution network. This followed NursTech's decision to replace two other distributors. This decision makes it easier for growers to obtain and plant new trees to meet the continued growth of California's olive oil industry.
The new distributors are two of California's most recognized nurseries, Dave Wilson Nursery, based in Hickman, and Vintage Nursery, based in Wasco. They will join well-known existing distributors Sierra Gold Nurseries, based in Yuba City, and Lodi Farming, based in Lodi, to provide an improved statewide network of distributors to better serve interested growers.
"We are thrilled to add these two highly-respected companies to our distribution network so that growers have easier access to our trees," says Jeffers Richardson, NursTech's Sales and Marketing Manager. "All four distributors are known for their knowledgeable and experienced field staffs which add another layer of quality to the NursTech experience."
California's olive oil industry continues to be one of the state's most profitable crops for farmers and the amount of acreage being planted in olive trees has grown consistently each and every year for the past ten years. Likewise, consumption of olive oil in the United States has exploded in the past twenty years with per capita consumption growing at more than 428%.
"The expansion of NursTech's distribution network is good news for California's olive oil industry. No other propagator and nursery network would have been capable of supporting our development of a 2,200-acre ranch in one summer as NursTech has done for us," says Greg Kelly, CEO of California Olive Ranch. He added, "NursTech's global reach and expertise as the olive oil industry's reliable source of clean, highly-productive olive trees is critical to our industry's continued success."
NursTech, Inc., founded in 1986, is the California branch of the multinational Agromillora, considered the pioneer in the development and refinement of the Super High Density (SHD) planting system for olive trees which is the system of choice in California's current olive oil boom. More is at www.nurstech.com