Good Fruit Grower

January 2016

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CLASSIFIED 509-853-3520 800-487-9946 509-853-3521 fax 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. NATURAL CONTROL. The Ameri- can Kestrel Falcon will give you LOW COST bird control. Call Ben at Orchard Guard: 509-910-6598, www.orchard 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.fall, 800-538-3001. EMPLOYMENT AVAILABLE GOOD FRUIT GROWER, a magazine based in Yakima, WA, that covers the tree fruit and wine grape industries, is looking for an exceptional journalist to serve as Associate Editor and continue the magazine's tradition of excellence. There is one opening, based in Wash- ington State or in a location that would best facilitate coverage of Midwest and East Coast fruit growers. The Associate Editor helps produce in-depth articles and photographs for 17 print issues a year, a bi-monthly electronic newslet- ter, and the website. He/she reports on research from scientists, writes features on innovative growers, takes photographs and secures illustrations as needed. Some travel is expected.To learn about the position, visit www. associate-editor/ ARE YOU A HIGH-ENERGY horticul- turist looking for a new opportunity? Minnesota's largest apple producer needs an orchard operations manager to help develop and implement our cultural care and harvest programs. The ideal applicant has formal edu- cation in pomology or related fi eld; hands on experience with labor man- agement; well developed bilingual communication skills; a can-do atti- tude, and a sense of humor. This is a salaried, year-round position with benefi ts. Pepin Heights is a vertically integrated grower, packer, shipper, and processor located along the bluffs of the beautiful Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota. Check us out at Contact Chet Miller, or Dennis Courtier, dennis@pepin, 651-345-2305 or 1-800- 652-3779. AGROFRESH SOLUTIONS, Inc., an agrosciences company offering an innovative portfolio of products and services that enhance the freshness, quality and value of fresh produce, is seeking an Regional Sales Account Manager overseeing their pre-harvest product, Harvista. The ideal candidate will be results oriented and leverage their deep sales network, knowledge of the Washington State apple indus- try, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong personal integrity and ethics to deliver excep- tional customer service to current and potential AgroFresh clients. For addi- tional information about the opening and to apply, please send your résumé to POSITION AVAILABLE: Pest Con- trol Advisor. We are looking for a Pest Control Advisor to join our diversifi ed sales team. The ideal candidate for this position must have a combination of technical and interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic. Profession- alism is essential, since our customer base consists of highly sophisticated and progressive growers. Industry or related work experience is a plus, but not required. This position will be located in the North Coast of Califor- nia. Territories will include Lake and Mendocino Counties. This is a career position with tremendous potential for personal growth. It is also an oppor- tunity to join a prestigious company and to live and work in one of the best agricultural areas of the world. The ideal candidate will have the follow- ing: 1.Solid academic record with a BS Degree (or degree candidate) in an Ag related course of study. This position will be primarily focused on pome fruit production (pears primarily) with some wine grapes. 2. The educa- tional requirements and ability to pass the required written tests to become a licensed California Pest Control Advisor, Pest Control Operator and Certifi ed Crop Advisor. 3. Strong inter- personal skills. Candidate must not only have the ability to get along well with co-workers, but also to gain the trust of a sophisticated customer base. 4.Technical background and the abil- ity to understand and explain complex technical issues in areas such as ferti- gation, pest control, plant nutrition, irrigation, etc. 5. A high energy level. The hours can be long in this business, especially during the spring and sum- mer months. We offer a competitive starting salary with excellent benefi ts and incentives. Benefi ts include medi- cal, dental and life insurance, as well as a 401(k)/ Profi t Sharing Plan. For more information please contact: Devin W Gordon, (707) 489-0261,devin@pacifi c. net. Or send résumé to: AG Unlimited, A Division of the Lyman Group, 4550 El Roble Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confi dence. 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. FRUIT TREES TREES STILL AVAILABLE for 2016, 2017, & 2018. Supplies are going to be very limited, so order today! Rep- resenting the nation's PREMIER fruit tree nurseries. Stan Peterson Fruit Tree Sales, (cell) 231-499-9292, 888-333- 1464., www. 2574 S. Benedict Road, Lundington, MI 49431. QUALITY TREES for quality growers, sales agent for Van Well Nursery and C&O Nursery. Mike Anderson, 509-952- 3538. CIDER TREES for sale, Bare root nurs- ery stock for Spring 2016 planting. or 503-364-1303. FUMIGATION TRIDENT AGRICULTURAL Products, Inc., specializing in soil fumigation for orchards, vineyards, hops, ber- ries, nurseries, and other crops. Hood River or The Dalles, 971-563-8848; Yakima and Wenatchee, 509-728-2004; Columbia Basin, 509-731-5424; Okan- ogan Valley, 509-828-0691; Northwest Washington, 360-630-4285. CUSTOM ORCHARD Fumigation Re-plant ing? No job too small. Call now to schedule your applications. 509-687-9572. Serving all of Wash- ington. Visit us at CustomOrchard GRAFTING SALVADOR ZARAGOSA professional grafting, chip budding, and budding bench grafting. We guarantee 95% take. Mobile, 509-961-2986. PROFESSIONAL GRAFTING and ser- vice. Small and large acreage. 20 years' experience. Jose Mendez, 509-584- 0034 or (mobile) 509-949-1321. GRAFTING AND BUDDING supplies. Two types graft machines, waxes, bud- ding rubbers. Top of the line grafting knives, online, 509-453-9983. GARY McMONAGLE Grafting, growing for 30 years with over 20 million fi eld grafts of experience, including millions of chip buds and bench grafts. 509- 669-1686. ERNIE'S GRAFTING, professional service. 17 years quality experience. Immediate and long-term satisfaction guaranteed. 509-689-0569 or 509-322-2325 (mobile). SCIONON®GRAFTING TOOLS get professional results and improved productivity. Exclusive distributor in the US/Canada. www.GraftingSystems .com. Matt Moser, toll free, 800-386-5600. ZAMORA'S GRAFTING. Many Central Washington growers satisfi ed with our unsurpassed results. Over 30 years experience. Contact Ramiro Zamora at 509-689-6932 or 509-733-2754. ARGO GRAFTING, accepting bench and fi eld grafting reservations for 2016. Call Mike Argo, go for quality. 509-952- 6593. GROWER HOUSING SUPPLIES STURDY METAL BUNK beds and mattresses for H2A farm worker hous- ing. Two week lead time from order to delivery. Free on-site delivery with larger orders. Call Crown Furniture, Wenatchee, WA, 509-663-4814 or 509- 670-4011; fax 509-663-6326; or e-mail today for a quote. ORCHARD FOR SALE PROSSER, 18 ACRES cherries, shop and wind machine. Wine Country Road, 295K, serious inquiries only. 509-760-5484. U-PICK FARMS FOR SALE FOR SALE: YOU pick berry business, fi ve-acre farmette and home, christine ORCHARD LEASE WANTED LEASING FARMS? Dedicated and exper ienced farmer interested in leasing apple, cherry, and pear farms in eastern Washington. Call 509-480- 2196. ORCHARD REMOVAL PUSH, PILE, BURN. Services for orchard and tree removal, also ripping and discing available. Yakima Valley 509-379-1166. ORCHARD SUPPLIES WILSON IS YOUR SOURCE for all types of fabric and plastics used in farm- ing. Shade, wind screens, greenhouse fi lms, and mulches. 509-453-9983. WILSON'S HIGH Spanish style green - house tunnels. Early and in creased production and crop protection. www. 800-232-1174. PACKING EQUIPMENT USED PACKING EQUIPMENT: We specialize in meeting your needs for used cherry, apple, and soft fruit pack- ing and hydro cooling equipment. We custom fabricate as well. Call 206-321- 8378. PORTABLE HYDROCOOLER and small cherry line with sizer and cluster cutter, could be used as Rainier line. 206-321-8378. TWO 10-LANE, 17 drop Red Pearl opti- cal cherry sorters. Call Cliff at 509-531- 7061. ROOTSTOCKS TRECO® ROOTSTOCKS mean quality. Buy from the industry leader. TRECO has supplied 60 percent of the nation's malus rootstock needs to the nurser- ies for more than 70 years. Go directly to the source and buy the root stocks trusted and preferred by the major nurseries: TRECO; PO Box 98, Wood- burn, OR 97071. Ph: 1-800-871-5141; fax: 503-634-2344; e-mail: rootstocks@ or website: 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: cal leryana, 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. 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 root- stock since 1982. Christopher and Marilyn Dolby 503-985-7161; Fax: 503- 985-7876. E-mail: copenhaven farms@, www.copenhavenfarms. com. FIRDALE NURSERY, certified apple rootstocks: EMLA 7, EMLA 106, EMLA 111, M 9 (337) and BUD 9. Beaverton, OR. 503-628-2755. WILLAMETTE NURSERIES offers Oregon-grown, virus-certified fruit tree rootstock, including popular M.9 clones and other dwarf and semi- dwarf varieties, and fruit tree seed- lings (apple, cherry, pear & plum.) Excellent quality, reasonably priced. Outstanding service. Visit us at: Wil- lamette Nurseries, 25571 S. Barlow Road, Canby, OR 97013. 800-852-2018, 503-263-6405. E-mail: willamette@ CERTIFIED VIRUS FREE M9-T337/ other rootstock for Spring 2016 deliv- ery. Order now while supply lasts. Call Greg Benner, TreeLogic USA, LLC at 509-833-3486 anytime to reserve your stock! Since 1972. SPRAYERS COMPLETE LINE of sprayers. Swihart Sales Company, Quinter, KS. 800-864- 4595, STAKES / POSTS / POLES Q U A L I T Y P A Y S — P R I N C E T O N Wood Pre servers pressure-treated posts, poles. Quoted by truck- load. P.O. Box 1269, Penticton, B.C., V0X 1W0 Plant phone: 250- 295-7911; toll free, 877-797-7678. E-mail: Web: PANHANDLE FOREST PRODUCTS: Quality posts, poles, and stakes. CCA pressure-treated, with delivery. Par ti al loads. 888-289-7678; www.pan POSTS, POLES, AND STAKES: Pres- sure treated in the USA. Vari ous sizes and lengths. Untreated available for organic growers. Jasper En ter prises, Inc., P.O. Box 102, Chat taroy, WA 99003; phone 800-238-654, or e-mail sales@ STEEL APPLE and grape trellis. Custom systems available. Bam- boo, treated wood, top of the line quality and service. Online cata- log. Wilson Vine yard and Orchard Supply, Yakima, W A. 509-453-9983, TREE SPREADERS BEST PRICING: notched and nailed. Wilson, 509-453-9983. "V" SPREADERS: treeform@sympa- 519-599-2299 or 209-484-8502 (Western contact). TREE TRAINING TREE TRAINING and trellis supplies online at WIND MACHINES CHINOOK WIND MACHINES, sales/ service. All makes, new/used. H.F. Hauff Company, Inc., 509-248-0318. CASCADE WIND MACHINE Service, distributor of Orchard-Rite® wind machines. P.O. Box 9308, Yakima, WA 98909, phone 509-457-9196; Wenat chee, WA 509-662-2753; British Colum bia, 250-495-7245. WIND MACHINE SALES: sales/ser- vice, new and used wind machines. 509-877-2138. TRUSTED More growers come to us for their news than anywhere else. Shannon Dininny, Senior Editor Shannon Dininny, Senior Editor The essential resource GOOD FRUIT GROWER JANUARY 1, 2016 37

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