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by John Stanley My conference presentations and workshops ar present are focused on what garden centres will look like in 2020. For certain they will look completely different than they do today and we are only looking six years into the future.
Lucky for us Earth Day is everyday. We are outside planting, sowing, teaching, growing and enlightening people with what we produce, maintain, build and share everyday. It is rewarding work done by dedicated individuals who genuinely enjoy the wonder of nature and the pleasures of gardening.
On Friday, March 28, 2014, Governor Inslee signed into law legislation that WSNLA worked hard to pass during this year's short legislative session. The bill, which addresses land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes, clarifies and updates the definition of farm and agricultural land as it is used under the property tax open space program.
GREENHOUSE TECHNICAL SALES – Oregon and Western Washington. Person will be responsible for commercial sales of greenhouses and greenhouse systems. Some travel. Work out of home office. Need a strong engineering – mechanical aptitude and prior experience in horticulture field. Salary plus commission and expenses. Interested parties should forward resume to: Carolyn@hortservicesinc.com.
CROP PROTECTION SPECIALIST - Lawyer Nursery, Inc. in Olympia, WA has an opening for a crop protection technician.This candidate will be responsible for chemical applications for a large bare root nursery, specializing in woody plant production. The person will work with our grower to scout for insect, disease, and weed pressure, and maintain established crop protection programs. Responsibilities include applications of crop protection products such as, pesticides, plant growth regulators, fertilizers, and other materials required for the culture and health of 300 species of woody plants. Qualifications include: Post secondary training of some kind, preferably in horticulture, crop production, or other agricultural training; Experience with farm machinery, pumps, nozzles, and spray equipment, including the ability to operate the equipment in a safe and efficient manner; Communication skills must be well developed to enable the applicator to complete application records, post signage, and communicate with management, growers, and production personnel; Candidate must have or be able to acquire a WSDA Private Applicator License, be knowledgeable of IPM, and the Worker Protection Standard.Overall, the successful candidate will have a clear understanding of agricultural chemical application requirements. We are willing to train a qualified, motivated horticulturist who is interested in crop protection. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or request a complete Job Description for this position.
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