President, Soil and Plant Scientist, Agronomist
Peter Aleman is the originator and owner of BioGro, Inc. Peter has been involved in soil and plant nutrition since 1982. This includes working with growers as far north as the grain growers in the Peace River country of Northern Alberta, Canada to has far south as produce growers in Yuma, AZ. In 30 years Peter has helped growers from many different countries, with many diverse soils and waters and numerous crops.
Peter’s speciality is designing fertilizer programs and products that maximize production in yield and quality as well as improve cost per unit of production.
Peter is the inventor of the many fine products that Bio-Gro produces. Growers who use our system and our products soon discover that some of the products like Bio-SB (sage extract), Bio-N, (nettle extract), Premium 6 (acid/calcium compatible humic) are all amazingly effective and efficient. Peter believes that he is not the ‘owner’ of these formulas, but rather the ‘steward’, therefore Peter, BioGro, Inc and all it’s employees are dedicated to producing large volumes of these quality products at a cost-effective price. From these profits we re-invest into working in 3rd world countries like Kenya and South Africa – teaching and supporting small farmers and orphans with the resources and technology to produce their own food and become more self-sufficient.
Peter and his family and of course our friends in Africa appreciate the business we have and thank our loyal customers for their support and their contribution to these causes.
Phone: (508) 840-2422
Agronomist / Soil Scientist – AZ, Southern CA, NV
Doug Picanso has a degree in Biology with a chemistry minor and a masters degree in soil science. He has been an active soil scientist in the agricultural industry for over 30 years. He spent his first 20 years with Unocal and PureGro, first as a technical representative where he developed small portable petiole testing labs and the Crop Monitoring Program. He was sent around the world to places like Australia, Asia and Europe to develop these labs and monitoring programs. He moved to retail management and was the manager of the largest agricultural facility in the PureGo/CPS system. He become a consultant with companies such as DigitalGlobe, Helena, Boeing Remote sensing group, and various growers before joining BioGro as an agronomist and salesman. Doug has continued to develop new technologies and products to aid growers in better and more efficient crop production. He lives in Bear Valley Springs, California and has covered the southern San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast for BioGro for the past 5 years. He is an avid golfer but spends most of his time with a shovel looking at soils and roots!
Phone: (661) 619-3975
Agronomist – Midwest Region
Bruce Andersen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Studies from Iowa State University. He has been involved in production agriculture for the last 30 years. Bruce has worked with BioGro products since 1998, and has been directly employed with BioGro since 2006.
Prior to taking a position with BioGro, he spent two years as a Territory Sales Manager for Bayer Crop Science, responsible for marketing Bayer Crop Science products in this diverse agriculture sector, including herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. From 2001 to 2003, he served on active duty for two years as a US Army Reserve Intelligence Officer, in support of Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom, and deployed to Iraq for the summer of 2003. From 1993 to 2001, he was a branch manager and salesman for Wilbur-Ellis Company in central Wisconsin. Prior to 1993, he was a Sales Agronomist for a Growmark affiliated Cooperative, also in central Wisconsin.
Bruce currently resides near Adell, Wisconsin. He continues to serve in the Army Reserve, and enjoys fishing on Lake Michigan with his wife during their spare time.
Phone: (608) 354-1123
Agronomist – AZ, Northern CA, NV
Bobby Ragsdale holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture Education from California State University Fresno. He has been involved in production agriculture for over 30 years and has been employed at BioGro since 2009. Athough, he has been familiar with some of BioGro’s products since 2005.
Bobby received his PCA license in 1973 and worked at Meville E. Wilson, later became Western Farm Service. Also worked at Simplot Soil Builders and then as a private consultant. As a private consultant became interested in biological and microbial products and specialized in plant nutrition and disease for the last 15 years. Bobby’s interest lies in both conventional and organic agriculture and all areas in between with particular interest in soil borne diseases.
Bobby became a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association that is now Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association in 1970. His event at the time was as a calf roper and these days as a team roper. So when not working, he can be found somewhere in the western states in a roping arena. He also uses this venue to work with special education children when he gets a chance.
Phone: (559) 960-3056
Agronomist – Coastal California
Santiago comes to BioGro as a former grower on the Central Coast of California. While versed in many crops, he has become a specialist in berry crops and advises and runs testing procedures for many of our growers around Coastal California. Santiago is a family man and a field man, and you will always find him in the field, keeping an eye on grower’s crops.
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Phone: (661) 809-5253
Agronomist – Northwest
Randall graduated from Wenatchee Washington’s renowned tree fruit program as president in 1997. Upon graduation he returned to Eltopia, WA to develop and manage an apple and cherry orchard, where he successfully initiated and implemented a certified organic conversion. Leaving Eltopia to expand his role in the industry he found himself leading the field department of Blue Mountain Growers packing facility in Milton-Freewater, OR. During his tenure he developed crop fertility management programs that rejuvenated grower/packer profit by opening up new quality oriented markets. After a brief two year stint with Crop Production Services, he went on to serve Walla Walla Valley tree fruit and vineyard industry as a private consultant. Upon his searches to create the most efficient, sustainable, and effective way to serve his growers he stumbled onto BioGro products. He has since joined our team representing WA, OR, and ID agronomics.
When not in the field Randall enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and son.
Phone: (509) 439-3018