Syngenta & Costa Partner On Plugs

Costa Farms has launched a whole new division, Total Growth Solutions, to market and distribute plugs and other young plants through Syngenta Horticultural Services.

Up until this point, Costa Farms has grown plugs and liners primarily for its own use. Grower customers started receiving sample plug trays in mid-February. We anticipate Costa’s entry will challenge other leading young plant producers in Florida, including Speedling, ForemostCo and Knox Nursery.

Why did Costa choose Syngenta Horticultural Services (SHS) as a distribution partner? “We have a strong relationship with SHS and are pleased to be their new plug partner,” says Jose Smith, president of Costa Farms. “This alliance combined with our southern growing location is a recipe for top quality production for our customers. Bringing Total Growth Solutions’ plant production and distribution capabilities together with SHS’ integrated system of sales and service open up a wealth of business opportunities.”

SHS Senior Business Manager Jeff Burkholder says Costa Farms offers strengths in production, distribution and marketing. “Total Growth Solutions’ proven R&D, production, marketing and distribution capabilities coupled with SHS’ sales, service and supply efficiency is a winning combination,” Burkholder says. “Combining our strengths and resources to bring superior service and high quality plugs to market makes good business sense for our grower customers.”

Growers who are interested in receiving plug samples may contact their SHS sales representative.

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