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Monday, July 25, 2016 Vol. 80 No. 3

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01 |Digital Edition
02 |GT in Brief
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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 |Perennial Pulse
14 |NewTerrain
15 |Trade Show Calendar
16 |Subscriptions
17 |Hard Goods Distributors
18 |Media Kit 2016

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  >> 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

Greenhouse Shipping Carts for Sale

CC Carts, 22" x 59" size carts, slider carts and hi-cube transport carts.
Favorable prices, stable supply direct from factory.

Contact us for special offers.

Located in Michigan, so a large stock is always available.

From spot sales to large orders. Contact us for details and pricing.

Cart Direct Supply USA, Inc.
E-mail: william@sun-voyagetrade.com
Phone: (248) 308-3981
Fax: (248) 308-3191


  >> For Sale or Lease

Greenhouse Business for Sale

Jewell's Country Market, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Profitable seasonal operation with well-known brand. 5,600 square foot retail market and 45,000 feet of well-constructed and maintained greenhouses.

Contact: Jeff Murphy
Phone: (902) 892-2266

Wholesale Greenhouse

40,000 sq. ft. in NW Ohio, gutter connected, hot water heat, rolling benches, monorail throughout, ebb and flow benches. Loyal customer base. Owner retiring.

Contact: Ken
E-mail: kjgreen@q1.net
Phone: (419) 303-5869
Fax: (419) 659-2899

Profitable Retail Greenhouse

Established, profitable retail greenhouse for sale in Rochester, NY market. Transition assistance available. Serious inquiries only.

Contact: Tom
Phone: (585) 259-8338


  >> Help Wanted

Head Grower

Job Description:

We are a medium sized, actively growing, much diversified bedding plant grower looking for a person to lead our growing team.
• Do you have strong technical skills with plants?
• Are you able to communicate and motivate your crew?
• Are you comfortable with technology for managing greenhouses and tracking technical information?
• We currently produce Annuals, Perennials, Potted Flowering, Hops and Organically grown vegetable and herb starts.
We are committed to growing plants in a sustainable manner that takes into account our people and the environment. We value good work habits and a supportive team. If you are interested in working in a challenging environment we want to hear from you. A competitive compensation package is offered. In addition, western Oregon offers many recreational opportunities and beautiful scenery.

Job Requirements:

Education, training, experience:

*Candidates should have 2-3 years’ experience as grower in greenhouse, grown bedding plants or perennials.
*Need positive experience running crews of up to 20 people
*Should have experience in Excel and Outlook.
*Our Head Grower needs to be self-motivated and goal oriented.
*Some experience in organics or sustainable practices is a plus.
*Must be able to communicate well with team members.
*Experienced at calculating and applying pesticides and fertilizers.
*Experienced at PGR rates and applications.
*Experience with basic environmental controls
*Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

F&B Farms and Nursery
E-mail: grower@fandbfarms.com

Woodburn, OR

Assistant Grower

Seeking assistant grower to work closely with head grower to perform the daily duties of crop management. This includes watering, fertilizing, insect and disease control and growth regulators. The crops we produce are spring bedding plants, fall mums and poinsettias. Experience necessary and salary based on past work experience.

Flowerland Growers, LLC
Contact: Bryan Vande Vrede
E-mail: bryan@flowerlandgrowers.com
Phone: (908) 475-2228
Fax: (908) 475-2110

568 CR 519
Belvidere, NJ

Grower/Assistant Production Lead Position

Matsuda’s by Green Acres is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to fill a Grower/Assistant Production Lead position for our 160-acre nursery in Sacramento, CA. The ideal candidate will be career-minded and have a desire to grow with us as our organization grows.

Duties include assisting the General Manager in managing growing processes, ensuring plant quality and maintaining production schedules. Responsible for executing on priority tasks, surveying crops and production, setting priorities for activities such as pruning and spacing, and provide expertise and support for new growing programs.

Must have BS degree in Hort or related field, 3-5 years’ experience, or equivalent combination. Requires strong plant knowledge, excellent plant identification skills, knowledge of horticultural practices/systems. Must be proficient with MS Office (Excel). Pest management a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

This is a full-time, year round position with benefits (health insurance, holidays & vacation). Requires weekend flexibility. Minimal travel.

Interested candidates should email HR at blooming@matsudasnursery.com. Include your name in the subject line and your salary requirements in a cover letter.

E-mail: blooming@matsudasnursery.com

Integrated Pest Management Supervisor

A key value of Four Star Greenhouse is the production and sale of high quality plants that serve the needs of our national customer base. As we continue to grow our business into the 21st century, we recognize that our business is much more than selling plants. At Four Star, we provide our customers with high quality plants along with the recipe for growing successful crops. Our customers expect our plants to not only be high quality, but also to be pest and disease free. When our customers purchase our plants, they have the confidence that they will be able to grow and sell healthy plants to their customers.

We utilize an integrated pest management strategy to achieve this goal. The method we use to combat challenges is situation specific and includes a range of options from biological controls to traditional pesticides. Our Integrated Pest Management Supervisor drives our pest management strategy through research, experiments, training and experience. Designing and implementing the strategy in a safe, effective and cost efficient manner is a key aspect of the position.

If you have a passion for predicting, preventing and treating crop related challenges, we encourage you to apply to join our growing team.

Job Summary is to establish and utilize integrated pest management strategies to develop systems/protocols that result in disease and insect pests below economic thresholds. Supervise all applications and training to ensure safe use in compliance with current law. Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job related functions.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com or apply in person M-F 8am – 4pm.

Please visit our website at http://pwfourstar.com/resources/employment-opportunities to view a comprehensive job description with qualifications and application instructions.

E-mail: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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

Production Positions Available

A large Midwest grower is looking to fill two production positions. We are looking for people with a BS in Horticulture and/or four years of practical experience who can be a team-player and grow with our company. We are producers of potted flowering, spring annuals, perennials and specialty plants. We have needs in propagation, annuals, and specialty plants. Quality is our calling card and we need growers who are as passionate about quality as we are. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, 401k, holiday pay, and vacation packages.

Millstadt Greenhouse, Inc.
Contact: Bernie Heimos or Amy Morris
E-mail: bheimos@ngheimos.com
Phone: (618) 476-7200

Millstadt, IL

Assistant Grower

Esbenshades Greenhouses, a top 100 greenhouse located in Pennsylvania, is seeking an assistant grower. Applicants should have two years’ experience in growing a variety of spring and holiday crops. Knowledge and experience with the many aspects of greenhouse crop production are required as well as experience with calculating and applying pesticides and plant growth regulators. The ability to communicate and interact well with others is essential. Salary to commensurate with experience. Email resume to:

E-mail: jimd@esbenshades.com

Head Grower

Wagner Greenhouses located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a family-owned business since 1901, is looking for an experienced Head Grower. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years industry experience growing plugs/young plants and experience growing finished plants for wholesale and retail sales.

Wagner's offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

Wagner Greenhouses, Inc.
Contact: Holly
E-mail: hr@wagnergreenhouses.com
Phone: (612) 928-6980
Fax: (612) 927-7126

6024 Penn Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
United States


  >> Plants, Seeds, and Flowers

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

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

Orchid Liners - from Orchids Dominicana

Large volumes of orchid liners available Year-Round

Dendrobium-phalaenopsis type PT50 & PT18
Phalaenopsis, standards and multiflorals in PT50
Cattleyas from PT72 & PT50

We pre-clear through Miami, FL

(410) 971-4577
sales@orchidom.com or nancymountford@orchidom.com
www.orchidom.com to see mature plants

Orchids Dominicana
Contact: Nancy Mountford
E-mail: nancymountford@orchidom.com
Phone: (410) 971-4577
Fax: (410) 326-4767

10200 Breeden Rd.
Lusby, MD
United States


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


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