Rainbow Valley Enterprises Appointed by AgroThermal Systems for Treatment Service
Generational Oregon winemaker, Pierre Paradis will provide heat treatment applications in Willamette Valley.
Dateline: March 27, 2015 Walnut Creek, CA – Today Marty Fischer, CEO -AgroThermal Systems, announced the selection of Pierre Paradis of Rainbow Valley Enterprises, to the Company’s growing list of certified application services. AgroThermal CEO, Fischer is enthusiastic expressing, “Pierre will play an integral role for AgroThermal, in the Oregon Willamette Valley, working as a certified applicator for the company’s patented technology. He will be responsible for applying Thermal Plant Treatment (TPT) in the vineyards and for helping to develop our growing list of vineyards eager to see the benefits of our technology.”
Pierre grew up on 50 acres of family owned wine grape vineyards, located outside of Silverton, Oregon. He has broad experience in viticulture having worked in vineyards and wineries in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. Closer to home, he has worked with some of Oregon’s elite wineries Oregon Winemakers LLC., Adelsheim Vineyard and Goschie Farms. Three years ago, he launched a custom vineyard farming company, Rainbow Valley Enterprises. “Introducing AgroThermal’s Thermal Plant Treatment technology will be a welcome growth opportunity to my existing services of leaf removal, hedging and hauling service,” says Paradis. “I am excited to work with AgroThermal and the potential that this new technology can bring to the local winegrowers increased fruit set, pest control, and enhanced wine quality.”
Recent grower trials conducted in Oregon, during the 2014 seasons have shown for the third consecutive years of trials, that grapes treated with TPT result in consistently greater fruit set and yields and improve the taste and quality of wine. The company is now proceeding to offer treatment to the broader industry through local custom vineyard farming services like RVE as a way for smaller acreage wine grape growers to access the technology and for larger growers to trial the technology. AgroThermal has similar existing relationships in California with North Coast Vineyard Services of Santa Rosa and JD Farming in the Paso Robles.
Marty Fischer is enthusiastic about the growth of the company and looks forward to expanding the heat technology application to other states. “Pierre brings both hands-on vineyard experience and knowledge of growers and the local challenges they face in this area. His vineyard management experience will be a big asset to AgroThermal as we expand our service capability to this important wine growing region of Oregon,” states Fischer.
AgroThermal Systems (www.agrothermalsystems.com) is based in Walnut Creek California and is a dba of Lazo TPC Global, Inc. a California Corporation. AgroTher
mal has pioneered the use of in-field heat treatment as a means to increase yields, reduce pesticide needs and improve crop qualities. The company holds patents on Thermal Pest Control and has patents pending on Thermal Plant Treatment for agricultural crops.