Good Fruit Grower

February 2013

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CLASSIFIED BIRD CONTROL WILSON IS THE LEADER in custom bird netting programs for all types of crops. Full line of bangers and bird irritant items. Call 509-453-9983. 59877 BLUEBERRY PLANTS BLUEBERRY NURSERY STOCK. Our focus is customer success. Best variety selection. Plants available now. Impeccable service and grower support. Fall Creek Nursery, www.fallcreeknursery .com, 800-538-3001. 59879 CROWN GALL CONTROL GALLTROL: THE MOST effective prevention of crown gall disease for 30 years! Unlike other crown gall control products that are made overseas and months prior, GALLTROL is produced DAILY in our California laboratory. Each plate of GALLTROL contains over 120 billion freshly-grown, vigorous bacterial cells that aggressively colonize wounds to block infection. For GALLTROL, call 530-586-1561; www. or e-mail: agbiochem 59688 EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE PROGRESSIVE BRITISH Columbia fruit marketing and sales company looking to fill a sales/marketing position. Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, self-starters and detail-focused. Experience in cherries and apples preferred and will consider training the right individual. Second language and a degree are assets. Valid passport necessary as international travel is required. Position involves daily sales during the harvest season and market and strategy development during the off-season. Position is a salary/commission base with benefits and profit sharing. Résumés will be held in strictest confidence and only qualified applicants will be contacted. Reply to Box 328, Good Fruit Grower, 105 S 18th St, Suite 217, Yakima WA 98901. 60008 FRUIT & VEGETABLE Production Manager- Fishkill Farms seeks motivated individual/couple for long-term position managing 100-acre orchard, berry and vegetable operation. Job includes horticulture, pest management, coordinating staff, harvest, packing. Unique opportunity working with experienced team to grow and sell through U-Pick, CSA and farmer's markets in Hudson Valley- 70 miles from NYC. Split IPM/organic management. Background in commercial production with previous management experience desired. Housing, benefits and salary DOQ. Contact 59764 COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY Extension,Job Vacancy #05-13,Area Extension Agent, Horticulture, Tri River Area,Mesa County, Grand Junction, CO. This position provides leadership in the development, implementation & evaluation of educational programs in Horticulture in the Tri River Area and serves as a County Department Head for Mesa County.Application materials, including transcript(s) showing degree(s) conferred, must be RECEIVED no later than Noon Mountain Time on 2/13/2013 for full consideration. Completed bachelor's degree required. Complete job description, application process & list of requirements located at: menu.html. CSU conducts background checks on all final candidates. CSU is an EO/EA/AA 59982 THE NORTHWEST HORTICULTURAL Council ( located in Yakima, Washington and representing the Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry on trade and technical policy issues, is seeking a science policy specialist. Successful candidate will assist existing staff on a range of matters related to agricultural chemicals, food safety, export market access, and other technical policy issues of importance to the tree fruit industry of the Pacific Northwest. Position will require occasional travel, generally within the Pacific Northwest. Qualifications include: Master of Science Degree preferred and strong academic performance in a scientific field of study such as biology, food science, chemistry, horticulture, or plant protection; excellent writing skills; comfort in public speaking opportunities; familiarity with office data and word processing programs (including experience with web-based communication); a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a U.S. passport once employed. Previous work experience in an agricultural or related field and foreign language skills, while not required, will be viewed positively. A competitive wage package, medical insurance and vacation will be offered. Applications (a letter detailing interest and qualifications for the position, names of three references and university transcripts) must be submitted by March 22, 2013 to the Northwest Horticultural Council, 105 S. 18th Street, Suite 105, Yakima, WA 98901 or to: An Equal Opportunity Employer. 59966 GENERAL MANAGER/ OPERATOR. Accepting applications for a self motivated individual with people / computer skills for new state of the art apple packing facility located in Sparta, Michigan. Responsibilities would include managing 30+ employees. Compensation BOE. Send inquiries/applications to EliteApple 60062 EQUIPMENT FOR SALE FIND EQUIPMENT for your farming operation at Wilson's. www.farmit again .com. Used equipment, buy/sell. 59883 1977 CHISHOLM RYDER grape harvester for sale. Southwest MI. 4280 hours, always stored inside. Call 231250-1779 for information and pictures. 60006 EQUIPMENT REPAIR ALUMINUM ORCHARD LADDER re pair: We repair all brands of aluminum ladders. Tallman factory authorized. Call for drop off locations or pick-up. 509-884-1750 or 509-669-2822. 59881 FROST PROTECTION FROST OR FREEZE protection got you down? Warm up with AgHeat's propane heaters to protect your crops. Call or e-mail,, 541-400-4875. 59887 FRUIT TREES STAN PETERSON FRUIT Tree Sales, representing the nation's premier fruit tree nurseries to serve you, the grower, with the best. Call 888-333-1464, or email, for the newest apple varieties, sweet and tart cherries, peaches and more. 59885 FUMIGATION TRIDENT AGRICULTURAL Products, Inc., specializing in soil fumigation for orchards, vineyards, hops, berries, nurseries, and other crops. Hood River or The Dalles, 971-563-8848; Yakima and Wenatchee, 509-728-2004; Eastern Washington and Columbia Basin, 509731-5424; Northwest Washington, 360630-4285. 59915 CUSTOM ORCHARD fumigation Replanting? No job too small. Call now to schedule your 2012 applications. 509687-9572 Serving all of Washington. Visit us at CustomOrchardFumigation .com 59917 GRAFTING SALVADOR ZARAGOSA professional grafting, chip budding, and budding bench grafting. We guarantee 95% take. Mobile, 509-961-2986. 59897 PROFESSIONAL GRAFTING and service. Small and large acreage. 20 years' experience. Jose Mendez, 509-5840034 or (mobile) 509-949-1321. 59895 COATES GRAFTING COMPANY, specializing in top working cherries. Over 35 years experience. Ken Coates, 509662-1882; 509-668-0262 (mobile).59891 GRAFTING AND BUDDING supplies. Two types graft machines, waxes, budding rubbers. Top of the line grafting knives, online, 509-453-9983. 59899 FULL SERVICE FIELD grafting including chainsawing. Over 25 years' experience, with practically same crew for over 15 years. Gary McMonagle Grafting. 509-669-1686. 59893 ZAMORA'S GRAFTING. Many central Washington growers satisfied with our unsurpassed results. Over 30 years' experience. Contact Ramiro Zamora at 509-689-6932 or 509-733-2754. Now filling applications for bench grafting.59765 ARGO GRAFTING, accepting bench and field grafting reservations for 2013. Call Mike Argo, go for quality. 509-9526593. 598894 ALEXANDER GRAFTING – many growers in north central Washington have been pleased with our work. 95% take, and competitive prices, 15 years experience. Alexander Zamora, 509846-5766. 59757 ORCHARD LEASE WANTED - LEASING FARMS? Dedicated and experienced farmer interested in leasing apple, cherry and pear farms in eastern Washington. Call 509-4802196. 59346 ORCHARDS FOR SALE APPROXIMATELY 38 acres in Pink Ladys, Cherries, Reds, Goldens and Prunes with house, barn and two wells located in Wapato, WA area near Lateral 1 and Ashue. Priced at $425,260. Contact (509) 966-1402. USED PACKING EQUIPMENT: We specialize in meeting your needs for used cherry, apple and soft fruit packing and hydro cooling equipment. We custom fabricate as well. Call 206-321-8378. 59907 CHERRY PACKING LINE for sale, 5-6 ton capacity, Waycon Parallel sizer, hydraulic cluster separation, cull elimination, sorting tables, hydrocooler and bagging tables, very gentle line developed with assistance from Summerland Research Station. Price 475k, obo. call 250-428-6221 or 250-428-1730. 59773 ROOTSTOCKS TRECO® ROOTSTOCKS mean quality. Buy from the industry leader. TRECO has supplied 60 percent of the nation's malus rootstock needs to the nurseries for more than 70 years. Go directly to the source and buy the rootstocks trusted and preferred by the major nurseries: TRECO; PO Box 98, Woodburn, OR 97071. Ph: 1-800-871-5141; fax: 503-634-2344; e-mail: rootstocks@ or Web site: 59922 CARLTON PLANTS, LLC is a quality grower of virus-certified rootstocks and seedlings for fruit, flowering, and shade trees. Apple: M9-NIC, M26, M7, M25, MM106, MM111, domestic. Cherry: Mazzard, Mahaleb. Pear: calleryana, communis. Plum: M29C, St. Julian. For questions or to place an order, please call our sales department, 800-398-8733 or fax 800-442-1452. WILSON IS YOUR SOURCE for all types of fabric and plastics used in farming. Shade, wind screens, greenhouse films, and mulches. 509-4539983. 59901 WILSON'S HIGH Spanish style green house tunnels. Early and increased production and crop protection. 800-232-1174. 59903 PACKING EQUIPMENT 8-LANE CHERRY sizer with elevator Munckhof built 3-layer parallel roller sizer, capable of 4 sizes/ 3-ton per hour elevator, tank, deep water transfer drop, stainless construction, complete in great condition. Call Cody 406-2495960. 60052 PORTABLE HYDROCOOLER and cherry sorting tables, portable Rainier line, portable Rainier line, and portable cherry sorting belt. 206-321-8378. 59905 509-853-3521 fax STEEL APPLE and grape trellis. Custom systems available. Bamboo, treated wood, top of the line quality and service. Online catalog. Wilson Vineyard and Orchard Supply, Yakima, WA. 509-453-9983, www.wilsonirr .com. 59919 PANHANDLE FOREST PRODUCTS: Quality posts, poles, and stakes. CCA pressure-treated, with delivery. Partial loads. 888-289-7678; www.panhandle .com. 59925 TREE SPREADERS FANTASTIC PRICING! Cedar spreaders, last and last! Steel point and notched – 4 to 6 inches. U-make programs. Cedarbrook Lumber, 800-6346334. 59931 BEST PRICING: notched and nailed. Wilson, 509-453-9983. 59929 TREEFORM: PRODUCER of the "V" spreader and our new "U" spreader for training your more tender varieties of fruit trees at no extra cost. Western Connection : 209-484-8502, Eastern Connection: 519-599-2299. Laura and Dennis Breadner, Treeform Products. 59676 FOR SALE: Used tree spreaders. 509845-4389. 59990 WIND MACHINES CHINOOK WIND MACHINES, sales/ service. All makes, new/used. H.F. Hauff Company, Inc., 509-248-0318. 59935 59515 COPENHAVEN FARMS NURSERY. "We're at the Root of The Business." Quality Oregon-grown rootstock and seedlings for fruit, flowering, and shade trees. Specializing in virus-free apple, cherry, plum, and pear rootstock since 1982. Christopher and Marilyn Dolby 503-985-7161; Fax: 503985-7876. E-mail: copenhavenfarms, www.copenhavenfarms. com. 59913 FIRDALE NURSERY, certified apple rootstocks: EMLA 7, EMLA 26, EMLA 106, EMLA 111, M 9 (337) and BUD 9. Beaverton, OR. 503-628-2755. 59909 WILLAMETTE NURSERIES offers Oregon-grown, virus-certified fruit tree rootstock, including popular M.9 clones and fruit tree seedlings (apple, cherry, pear & plum.) Excellent quality, reasonably priced. Outstanding service. Visit our updated website, including availabilities, at: www.willamette Willamette Nurseries, 25571 S. Barlow Rd., Canby, OR 97013. 800-852-2018, 503-263-6405. E-mail: 59957 SPRAYERS ORCHARD SUPPLIES 509-853-3520 800-487-9946 COMPLETE LINE of mist sprayers. Swihart Sales Company, Quinter, KS. 800-864-4595, 60037 STAKES / POSTS / POLES QUALITY PAYS—PRINCETON Wood Preservers pressure-treated posts, poles. Quoted by truckload. #10-477 Martin St., Penticton, B.C. V2A 5L2. Plant phone: 250-492-9190, fax: 250492- 175, toll free, 877-797-7678. E-mail:; Web: www. 59623 POSTS, POLES, AND STAKES: Pressure treated in the USA. Various sizes and lengths. Untreated available for organic growers. Jasper Enterprises, Inc.; PO Box 102; Chattaroy, WA 99003; phone 800-238-6540; or e-mail sales@ 59927 TREE TRAINING TREE TRAINING and trellis supplies online at 59921 CASCADE WIND MACHINE Service, distributor of Orchard-Rite® wind machines. PO Box 9308; Yakima, WA 98909, phone 509-457-9196; Wenatchee, WA 509-662-2753; British Columbia, 250-495-7245. 59933 WIND MACHINE SALES: sales/service, new and used wind machines. 509877-2138. 59937 Test your knowledge ANSWERS TO QUIZ ON PAGE 54 Q1: d. Washington is known for its superb Riesling wines, but the leading variety in acreage is Cabernet Sauvignon. An estimated 10,300 acres were planted in 2011, according to the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture survey. Riesling was the third most popular variety by then, with 6,320 acres. ("Grape acreage continues to grow," October, 2011) Q2: c. Gala. (Dr. Desmond O'Rourke made the prediction by extrapolating from a 2011 acreage survey report, "Honeycrisp is set to soar," January 15, 2012) Q3: a. ("Ancient Lakes is the newest Washington State AVA," December, 2012) Q4: d. Kearney V system is a two-leader, perpendicular V system developed at the University of California's Kearney Agricultural Center for peaches and nectarines. ("Shorter trees reduce labor costs," February 1, 2004) Q5: c. Father of Washington's wine industry ("Broader scope for wine center," September, 2009) Q6:. d. Its biggest drawback is susceptibility to fireblight, which has prompted the breeding of size-controlling rootstocks that offer resistance to pests and diseases by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Geneva, New York. ("Planting for the future: Rootstocks," January 15, 2010) Good Fruit Grower archives are searchable on the Internet at GOOD FRUIT GROWER FEBRUARY 1, 2013 53

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