Our Moore Park Greenhouse Facility is run by our greenhouse manager, Jason Smith. After serving in the Navy for 9 years, Jason dived head first into the world of fresh produce, spending the first 7 years of his horticultural career learning hydroponics and greenhouse operation.
Jason started out growing tomatoes in Bundaberg, Queensland, at a 1.3 hectare greenhouse facility. Soon after he was promoted to head grower and converted from tomatoes to continental cucumbers. He also took over managing two other sites at Booyan and Fallons Rocks, taking the total greenhouse crop size to 11.3 hectares.
For a short time Jason took a step in a different direction, working for a seed company covering an area from Bowen to the Lockyer Valley, before starting with Carter & Spencer in 2012, at our Moore Park facility.
Jason worked on setting up our first eggplant greenhouse (GH1), converting it from herb growing to a greenhouse suitable for greenhouse high wire crops. Shortly after he converted two more greenhouses (GH2, GH3). Our fourth greenhouse (GH4) was converted three seasons ago. The learning curve was steep for Jason, as eggplant is not very forgiving.
Jason now has over 20 years greenhouse experience and production and quality has improved each year, with a strong focus on hygiene and timing of all tasks.