Jason Domingos, specialist in Vineyard management, will provide heat treatment applications from Salinas to Solvang.
Dateline: March 11, 2014 Walnut Creek, CA – Today Marty Fischer, CEO -AgroThermal Systems, announced the selection of Jason Domingos and JD Farming to the Company’s growing list of certified application services. Domingos is no stranger to agriculture, having been raised in a family of Salinas Valley row crop growers. He represents AgroThermal with a strong background in vineyard management and is a graduate of Cal Poly where he majored in Ag-Business. During the past ten years Jason founded and managed JD farming, a vineyard management company working with growers in Paso Robles. Adding the capability to pioneer the AgroThermal heat treatment process to his list of vineyard services provides a welcome growth opportunity.
Jason will play an integral role for AgroThermal 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 the sale or leasing of AgroThermal machines. Jason and the AgroThermal team have already begun to sign up growers from Soledad South to Solvang, where Jason will be working. “I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity,” Domingos commented, “The results the company has seen with TPT treated grapes, increased fruit set, pest control and better quality wine is what attracted me to work with this new technology.”
Grower trials conducted during the 2012 and 2013 seasons have shown that grapes treated with TPT result in consistently greater fruit set and improve the taste and quality of wine. The company is now proceeding to offer treatment to the broader industry through application services like JD Farming as a way for wine grape growers to trial the technology. AgroThermal has a similar existing relationship with North Coast Vineyard Services of Santa Rosa that provides application services to growers in the Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino region.
Marty Fischer is enthusiastic about the growth of the company and looks forward to working closely with more vineyards in Jason’s region. “Jason 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 California,” states Fischer.