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Section Grower 3

Organization: Skagit Horticulture, LLC
City: Mabton
Job Category: Grower
Job Type: Full-Time
Experience Requirement: 3-5 years

Job Description

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities (Daily, Weekly & other):



  • Conduct 2X daily inspection of assigned area to identify moisture requirements and communicate possible problems.
  • Provide correct moisture to crops through utilization of sprinklers, fog, drip tubes, boom, and hand watering
  • Decision-making skills using knowledge of temperature, soil moisture, fertilizer, variety response, PGRs in daily crop management; Propose ideas to Head Grower
  • Have a plan for next 7-10 days and be able to verbally explain or write what needs to be accomplished in less than 5-10 min with conviction
  • Reduce shrinkage and improve overall plant quality
  • Check Argus daily to ensure proper conditions


  • Utilize injectors and ensure proper mixing of fertilizer and correct fertilizer levels in injector
  • Perform chemical applications through use of backpack, sprayers, and dosatrons.Keep pesticide records up to date and ensure all signs are properly placed
  • Properly use and maintain equipment in growing area
  • Maintain sanitation (to include non-plant material such as algae-free floors, weed free) and organization of assigned work area
  • Check vigor of roots and scout crops
  • Walk crops with Head Grower at least weekly
  • Interpret media test results and recommend action for crop nutrition
  • Visually inspect insect population; place sticky cards and record findings weekly; propose action plan to Head Grower
  • Participate in discussion with Head Grower the rate recommendations for application of chemicals based on scouting results
  • Be familiar with and able to manage ready dates of all crops in assigned area to improve order fulfillment in meeting targeted ship dates
  • Attend weekly Grower Meeting to stay up to date on facility happenings, and provide updates on your assigned area including environment issues, maintenance requests, etc.
  • Determine, or help determine chemicals needed, ppm rates, and timing for applications depending on crop needs. Can write sprays for level 1 and 2
  • Communicate with Head Grower when product is not ready for sales or if product needs to be pushed to sales


  • Review WPS laws and pesticide labels
  • Actively follow WPS laws
  • Organize injector areas, assigned area, chemical storage
  • Learn how to calibrate pH/EC meters on injectors
  • Read up on and learn Argus
  • Help fellow growers if not busy in your own section
  • Even if an assigned task is not on the immediate job description but it is done for Skagit Hort, is work required by the company
  • Understand best uses of PGRs, pesticides, and fungicides for optimal effectiveness and cost
  • Work with Head Grower to properly use beneficial biologicals where appropriate
  • Submit Maintenance requests as needed
  • Work with Head Grower to space plan for incoming product
  • Coordinate with Plant Move and Plant Maintenance Supervisors to ensure crops are in their correct locations and adhering to growth specifications


Required / Preferred Qualifications:



  • College degree or equivalent growing experience
  • Minimum of 2+years at Level 2
  • Computer experience
  • Effective communication (verbal and written)
  • Have or ability to obtain Pesticide Applicator License
  • Show a desire to grow/work with plants
  • Able to work independently
  • Organizational skills
  • Eagerness to complete all assignments as required. Show a sense of urgency
  • Dedication to producing quality product
  • Basic math skills
  • Functional English understanding and speaking
  • Knowledgeable in the use and maintenance of equipment (general upkeep of sprayers)
  • Able to manage Level 1 and 2 Growers to complete your assigned duties
  • Able to input data electronically to track location movement and plant loss
  • Ability and desire to further education through publications, extension courses, industry forums
  • Can use Sage and understand WO’s, crop schedules, BOM’s, etc.
  • Ability to plan while considering day-to-day and big picture objectives
  • Willing to work holidays and weekends as required
  • Able to lift/carry weights of up to 50lbs
  • Able to stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Able to work in all environmental conditions and move between environmental changes (indoor vs outdoor work)



Skagit Horticulture offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and 8 paid holidays.

How to Apply

To Apply Contact Human Resource Assistant Francisco Estrada