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Saturday, April 18, 2015 Vol. 78 No. 12

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01 |Digital Edition
02 |GT in Brief
03 |SAF in the Lobby
04 |New Products
05 |New Products Submissions

06 |Classifieds
07 |Request Product Info
08 |Young Grower Award
09 |Article Archive
10 |Acres Online
11 |GreenTalks
12 |Inside Grower
13 |Landscape Insider
14 |Perennial Pulse
15 |Trade Show Calendar
16 |Subscriptions
17 |Hard Goods Distributors
18 |Media Kit 2015

Featured Companies

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Submit Your Classified Ad

  >> Equipment and Supplies

For Sale

Visit www.rittenhouse.ca for a wide selection of sprayers, watering equipment, pumps, parts and accessories. Serving the Horticultural Industry for over 90 years.

Tel: (800) 461-1041

Visser Transplanter for Sale

Used 4-grip Visser transplanter for sale in very good condition. Excellent for automating production when transplanting consistent sizes. We no longer are in need. Willing to negotiate.

Van Belle Nursery, Inc.
Contact: Dave
E-mail: dave@vanbelle.com
Phone: (604) 853-3415

34825 Hallert Road
Abbotsford, BC
V3G 1R3

Used Equipment

Bouldin & Lawson Needle Seeder, Model 18320, plus other items.

Bernacchi's Oak Valley Greenhouses, Inc.
Contact: Russell Bernacchi
E-mail: judithbernacchi@yahoo.com
Phone: (219) 767-2573

5656 S. 500 West
LaPorte, IN


  >> For Sale or Lease

Wholesale/Retail Greenhouse Operation in Northern New Jersey

*Gutter Connect Greenhouse, 42,000 sq. ft.
*26,000 sq. ft. Hoop Houses
*78 acre Farm with 4 bedroom Colonial Home
*Pond, Animal Pasture & Hay Fields

E-mail: vanwingassoc@embarqmail.com
Phone: (973) 948-0551

Central Florida Nursery

Just one hour from Orlando, this profitable 8.5 acre wholesale flowering annuals and potted holiday crops nursery is near to I-95 and I-4 with frontage on busy SR44. Improvements include 93,000 SF double-poly greenhouses with rolling metal benches, 17,000 SF shaded growing tables, and 16,000 SF of open field tables. Existing business in place and more available. This property is well equipped and ready for you to enjoy the Florida sunshine and make money. On the market because owner is ready to retire. For a brochure or more information, please call or email me.

Collado Real Estate
Contact: John Miller
E-mail: suiteconcepts@gmail.com
Phone: (386) 690-1736

Washington State Tissue Culture Laboratory and Growing Facility

This facility has a long history in the horticultural industry and has a patented process for the micropropagation of plants. It is located an hour North of Seattle and sits on just over 8 acres with an additional 16 acres for expansion. The office and laboratory space is just over 14,000 SF and there is 40,000 SF of climate controlled greenhouse and hoop house operations.

Provitro Biosciences
Contact: Bob Terwilliger or Dan Meier
Phone: (360) 848-0305

Greenhouse/Nursery Business for Sale

Long established and highly profitable. Located in a progressive city in the Blue Ridge mountains, with modern greenhouses, cold frames, and outdoor growing areas. Rare opportunity with unlimited growth potential.

E-mail: blueridgenursery@yahoo.com

Sell Your Greenhouse Business

Experienced industry professional would like to purchase a greenhouse business in NC, VA, MD, WV, TN, KY, OH, PA, NY, CT or MA.

E-mail: BVMTeams@gmail.com

Georgia Nursery for Sale

11+ acre nursery property in an area rich in horticulture. Near UGA and sixty-five miles from Atlanta market.

Specialty Ornamentals
Contact: Flo Chaffin
E-mail: flomosr@specialtyornamentalsretail.com
Phone: (706) 310-0143

3650 Colham Ferry Rd.
Watkinsville, GA

For Sale or Lease

400,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse, warehouse, refrigerated storage, shipping, and office. 120,000 under glass. Located in Newark NY, between Rochester and Syracuse. Currently in operation, will be fully available July 2015. Visit www.NewarkGreenhouse.com. Contact:

E-mail: Tom@TomProperties.com
Phone: (585) 705-4116


  >> Help Wanted

Senior Global Product Manager NA – Western Region
PanAmerican Seed/Kieft Seed
Guadalupe, CA

PanAmerican Seed, a Ball Horticultural Company is currently searching for a Senior Global Product Manager to be based in our Guadalupe CA location.

Successful candidate will directly manage all aspects of crops within a crop portfolio including new product introductions. Will work with sales team to analyze market data, evaluate pricing and profitability, work with breeders on crops portfolio, recommend product specifications, make advancement decisions, and work with operations team to monitor inventory, establish seed testing and product quality specifics.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum 10 years’ experience in Horticulture or Agriculture with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office-based programs. In addition, candidates must possess strong self-motivation and a desire to succeed along with proven organizational and excellent communication skills. Attention to detail is a must, as well as excellent follow up. Candidates must be willing to travel both domestic and international.

For additional information please refer to the BallHort.com website.

Interested candidates should forward their resumes along with salary history to:

E-mail: ogonzalez@ballhort.com
Fax: (630) 520-9148

Operations/Production Manager

Sierra Vista Growers in Southern New Mexico is seeking an Operations Manager. Direct management of 40 employees. Bilingual with leadership, organization and production skills a must. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please send resume to:

Sierra Vista Growers
Contact: Cynthia
E-mail: cynthia@sierravistagrowers.net
Phone: (575) 874-2415
Fax: (575) 589-3024

PO Box 225
Chamberino, NM

Florasearch, Inc

In our third decade of performing confidential key employee searches for the horticulture industry and allied trades worldwide. Retained basis only. Candidate contact welcome, confidential, and always free.

1740 Lake Markham Rd.
Sanford , FL 32771
Tel: (407) 320-8177
Fax (407) 320-8083
E-mail: search@florasearch.com

Web site: www.florasearch.com


Ball Horticultural Company excels in the research, breeding, production and distribution of seed and vegetative plant products. Established in many countries around the globe, Ball is known for superior varieties supplied as seed, plugs, young plants and cuttings.
To further our business objectives, our Ball Seed Company has an opportunity for a talented Sales Representative who will be responsible for selling our broad product line to both established and prospective customers in a territory in our Great Lakes Region. The successful Sales Representative will become a partner with their customers to understand their business needs and goals, assist them in selecting the right product offerings, and provide value-added service in all areas of their business. In addition, the Sales Representative will make sales calls on prospective companies/customers.
Ideal candidates will have a Horticulture degree and a minimum 3 years greenhouse experience. Applicants must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office-based programs. In addition, candidates must possess strong self-motivation and a desire to succeed along with proven organizational and excellent communication skills. Attention to detail is a must, as well as excellent follow-up.
Extensive travel will be required within the territory, and applicants must be willing and able to travel and visit with existing customers several days per week, as well as willing to work under a goal-oriented commission structure. Interested candidates should forward their resume with salary history to:

E-mail: slaubenthal@ballhort.com

Young Plant Grower - Virginia

The Young Plant Grower at Bell Nursery specializes in all stages of propagation and cultivation of young plants (mainly seed and vegetative annuals) during appropriate months; provides assistance with finished production growing and other duties outside of main young plant propagation periods.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

- Growing all phases of young crops from sow/stick to transplant, including scheduling sow/stick and transplant dates, monitoring and control of the greenhouse environment, fertilization and nutrition management
- Scheduling and managing crews (sowing, sticking, etc.)
- Crop record keeping
- IPM (Disease/Sanitation/Pesticide application)

For consideration, please visit our website at:

Bell Nursery

Head Grower

An experienced and motivated Grower needed to operate and run our growing division to supply our two retail locations in Northeast Ohio with high quality plants. We specialize in hanging baskets, premium annuals and perennials. This position is full-time, year round with medical and dental benefits and 401k. Please send resume and salary requirements.

Donzell's Flower & Garden Center, Inc.
Contact: Richard Rouser
E-mail: rjrouser@gmail.com
Phone: (330) 352-7714

937 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH


  >> Misc.

Group Piecework Program

A program created for calculating team piecework. Program was written for multiple groups filling carts with flowers for box stores.

For details follow this link.

To purchase: http://store.payloadz.com/go?id=2228483

Opel Growers
Contact: Garry Klamer
E-mail: klamerg@gmail.com
Phone: (616) 209-4222 ext. 270

6275 Tyler Street
Hudsonville, MI


  >> Plants, Seeds, and Flowers


Available September 1
Dracaena spike in 512 tray 400 count .07 each. Sprengeri in 392 tray 375 count .10 each. Vinca vine (3ppp) in 72 tray .44 each.

Available November 1
Dracaena in 72 tray .36 each. Sprengeri in 72 tray .36 each. Vernalized perennial plugs in 50 tray .40 each.

Prices good through April 2015.

Barnes Greenhouse
Phone: (716) 679-1069
Fax: (716) 672-4743

3187 Main Road
Dunkirk, NY

Blueberry Nursery Stock

From Patio Pots to Edible Landscapes-
Blueberries can do it all.
50+ Varieties
Plants Available Now

Fall Creek Farm & Nursery
Phone: (800) 538-3001

Specializing in Edible Landscaping

Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Grapes and Fruit Trees. Bareroot and Container Grown.

Freedom Tree Farms LLC
E-mail: sales@freedomtreefarms.com
Phone: (931) 467-3600
Fax: (931) 467-3062

Vista Farms S.E.

Bougainvillea Liners - 30 varieties.
We are represented by most brokers.

PO Box 1834  Juana Diaz PR 00795
Tel: (787) 837-9077
Fax: (787) 837-5909


Select Seeds

P.O. 319
Alamo, TX 78516
Tel: (800) 237-5326 or (956) 464-8663

Unrooted Hydrangea Cuttings

The largest collection for your selection. Phone or write for prices and varieties grown.

Oregon Hydrangea Company
15696 Hwy. 101 So.
Brookings OR 97415
Tel: (541) 469-3136
Fax: (541) 469-0563


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