Working with you to achieve a good return, healthy trees and a future plan for orchard development and maximizing yield.
The management and consultants at Prime Orchards together with our support staff are experienced and long time agribusiness managers, advisors and employees. The consultants are leaders in their field of expertise, be it agronomy, pruning, or hydraulic irrigation specialists, with many of these experts recognized around the industry as leaders in their field.
Leading the management team is Jim Carney, who is a longtime avocado orchardist. Jim owns and manages 26,000 avocado trees on 500 acres in Childers, Farnsfield and Kumbia over a 3 hours drive to reach each property. Since he and his wife Lois established Settlers Plantation avocado, custard apple and kiwi fruit orchards in Baldivis, Western Australia in 1984, Jim has established or owned 6 avocado orchards and three packing sheds. Additionally, Jim consulted for other growers and did seasonal management as a viticulturist for a nearby commercial vineyard.
Jim operated an arboreal consulting and tree moving business (Save-A-Tree) with a truck mounted tree spade, moving hundreds of citrus, avocado, palms and other trees for local shires, orchardists and others. This afforded Jim the opportunity to learn from below the ground the structure and intricacies of growing avocados from a roots up perspective. Jim was active on the board of the Western Australia Avocado Growers Association, barracking for higher quality and better handling of avocados and was Vice President the late 80's.
provided agribusiness consulting
small growers and large agribusiness companies and consortium's
assisting orchardist to
achieve maximum yields and healthy trees with a plan
for the future.
Jim is also the managing
director of SuperPak Group Pty
Ltd in Childers, one of the largest
operation in Australia, with 2 million
trays capacity. This is a newer modern
extensive labour saving measures and world recognized
handle avocados and other fruits, at substantial
savings to growers
over competing packing facilities. For
please visit www.superpak.net.au and see how you can
receive a FREE consultation as a SuperPak customer valued at
Also with Prime Orchards we have
Eric Carney who is our field researcher and
consultant with a growing
and handling perspective. Having
handled, packed and cold chain managed
hundreds of thousands of trays of
avocados, he has extensive knowledge to
assist with the end product to the shelf. Having grown avocados,
citrus, cut flowers, and other crops on
the Sunshine Coast and Childers, he is able to provide
knowledgeable input and auditing skills to growers and
expressions of interest from qualified cherry picker
operators and leading hands for
which are scheduled to start in March for work in the
If interested and available, please email a note to us
at address below
will contact you with more details soon. An Employment
Application is also available for download if
requested to fill out
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