Fruit Bites May 11-13 Travis Schoenwald
TS: I’m a Sustainable Solutions Specialist at Valent, working in the field with growers & consultants, helping find solutions to make them more sustainable and successful. I consider myself a hybrid of researcher, salesperson and grower, searching for solutions.
BL: So, what has been your primary area of focus since starting with Valent?
TS: mostly our PGRs. They have been the most fun because there are so many things to discover; what they do & the unknown possibilities.
BL: Do you have a farming background?
TS: My grandfather & dad were orchardists growing apples & cherries. Now, I have my own farm. Before Valent, I was part of the field staff for a large family orchard operation for 14 years and a private crop consultant before that. I just transitioned to Valent a little over a year ago.
BL: Favorite part about living and working in the PNW?
TS: the seasons, spring & fall, but probably fall because of the culmination of harvest, beautiful warm days, crisp nights & labors of love coming to fruition.
BL: Allison & I discuss this routinely, so what’s your favorite fruit & insect pest?
BL: Good stuff Travis, thanks! Join us again next time for Fruit Bites, brought to you by Valent. Until then, I’m Bob Larson.