THE POLLEN COMPANY
The Pollen Company provides harvested Fritz almond pollen to help supplement you during pollination. The pollen is harvested and stored frozen until the following bloom period. The pollen is delivered to you in large tubes. Small wooden forms are provided that are placed at the entrance of each hive. The pollen is applied to the wooden forms using a ketchup sized bottle at various stages of bloom. Research has shown that supplemental pollen can increase set up to 5%.
I started Needham Ag Services in 2009, after many years of management experience with companies such as Pandol Brothers, Gerawan Farming, Big 4 Farming, Synagro, and Wonderful Citrus. I decided I wanted use my experience to be a resource for growers. I started selling soil amendments for American Ag and soon after, was asked to be a field representative for Duarte Nursery. In the following years, I was approached by the current companies to represent their products and services. In total, I bring more than 30 years of farming experience to my customers.
I graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1984 with a B.S. in Plant Science and Agricultural Mechanic.
I have served as a Director for the Kern County Farm Bureau, Past President of Tulare County Farm Bureau, and am currently serving as a State Director for California Farm Bureau Federation. I am also the Chairman for the Tulare County Board of Supervisors Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and a long-time member of CAPCA.
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Certified Crop Advisor #329348
Qualified Applicator #105936