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The family story begins in 1941 when three gentlemen, Mr. Street, Mr. Cain and Mr. Strange started San Joaquin Sulphur Co.  In 1957, Lodi-born brothers, Bruce and Ralph Burlington, purchased San Joaquin Sulphur Company from the previous owners, and our family has been at the helm ever since.  Ralph studied agriculture at UC Davis and did the field work while Bruce tended to the customers in the shop, the warehouse and the bookkeeping.  They come from a farming family who grew a variety of crops and had vineyards themselves.  They ground, blended, and bagged sulphur which came in on the rail cars behind the warehouse.  As a full service ag supplier they carried a complete line of crop protection and fertilization products for all of the local row and permanent crops.  The dynamic duo worked hard to provide personalized service to the growers, making the deliveries themselves after hours. 

Dave, Jan and Bruce

 

In 1971 we started designing and installing flood and sprinkler irrigation systems.  This evolved into what is Quantum Irrigation today, providing a complete line of irrigation solutions for vineyards and orchards. 

 

We currently have three generations of Bruce’s (my Dad) family working to continue the values and traditions at San Joaquin Sulphur Company.  We grew up watching the weather, enjoying California produce and thinking of the growers as our ‘extended family’.  I joined the company in 1993.   My husband and I grow our grapes using sustainable farm practices under the Lodi Rules Program.  Our children represent the fifth generation of farmers and farm-suppliers in our family.  We still provide the highest level of service, treat each customer fairly and offer the best solutions available today.  Best of all, we are still a family owned, independent farm supply retailer.

 

Multiplex II (Plowdown) Cover Crop

 

 

   

 

 

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