Nursery Grower

Phoenix Foliage
Winter Garden, FL

harvesting of the Nursery operation. Focus is on improving production practices, managing plant nutrition




·         Oversees soil/media preparation for the nurseries.

·         Manages shipping and pre-plant handling of plant material.

·         Responsible for overseeing the planting and mapping of nurseries.

·         Tracks all varieties; works with Program Team to maintain tracking system.

·         Responsible for all aspects of growing, including watering, fertilizing, spraying, de-weeding and testing

·         Responsible for well water control.

·         Check and record daily EC and PH readings and monthly light readings.

·         Manages plant’s health inspection and irrigated pest/disease management.

·         Manages the nursery and coordinates maintenance and repairs with appropriate parties.

·         Calibrates all equipment and probes.

·         Responsible for leading the documentation function of the nursery operation.

·         Conduct trials/experiments to evaluate possible improvements to the crop

·         Perform/track soil, water, disease tests as needed

·         Identify/track/control insects

·         Assist in the development and implementation of specific fertilization programs

·         Monitor/control computerized greenhouse environments

·         Interact/communicate with a dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly grower team

·         Interpret/implement horticulture consultant’s recommendations

·         Identify crop problems and determine a solution.

·         Maintain a working knowledge of plant identification, cultural requirements, necessary maintenance activities and timing, and disease/insect pressures

·         Proficient knowledge on Integrated Pest Management Practices (IPM)

·         Both curatively and preventatively treat plant material for insects and diseases while following all regulations regarding safety and recordkeeping

·         Develop and complete research programs aimed toward gains in production practices and/or efficiencies.

·         Check and Update growing protocols when needed.

·         Develop a regular and consistent method of scouting, nutrient monitoring and water quality monitoring

·         Report to Production Manager any problems that may require shipping schedule modifications or that will affect plant inventory

·         Identify and develop leaders within the ranks of Team Members


Job Requirements

·         Degree in Horticulture or Plant Science or equivalent experience would be considered.

·         Minimum of five years of leadership experience.

·         Pesticide private applicator license

·         Knowledge of Worker Protection Standards (WPS)

·         Knowledge and experience with plant diseases and their controls

·         Good understanding about soil science and nutrient management in substrate.

·         Knowledge and experience with pest control (Chemical/Biological)

·         Bilingual English/Spanish communication skills preferred.

·         Competent in use of Microsoft programs; advanced skills preferred.

·         Experience with environmental control software and hardware

·         Willingness and ability to learn data systems and handle devices.

·         Detailed oriented, accurate, reliable, able to multitask and a team player.

·         Has passion for working with people and plants.

·         Ability to work weekends as needed.