Tree Fruit Soils and Nutrition



Casimir Lorentz

Washington State University

Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

1100 Western Avenue N, Wenatchee, WA 98801

(509) 663-8181 x-249



To form a long term partnership within the fruit industry that demands a combination of talents, while allowing me to further my knowledge and experience base.


Professional Experience

February 1999 - Present

WSU-Tree Fruit Research Center

Lab/Agricultural Technician. Work primarily in the soils and horticulture department developing micro and macro nutrients to establish minimum toxicity and deficiency levels to better use and manage soil. Lab and field experience with resin membranes to monitor soil nitrate-N. 1999/2000 WSHA Convention presenter on boron/zinc sprays.


June 1995 - February 1999

State and Federal Agencies, Wenatchee, Wa

Agricultural Science Research Technician. Key responsibilities were to carry out all aspects of orchard management including fertilization, irrigation installation and maintenance, spray applications, pruning, thinning, fumigation, pest control and replanting. As a permanent classified staff member, lab and field duties included training of temporary helpers, project design, data collection and sample preparation to further the understanding of tree fruit research.


June 1988 - December 1991

Adventure Network International, Chile

International Liaison. Chief Liaison with local airforce and Customs officials to facilitate the import and export documentation and the procurement of cargo for the Antarctic base resupply. Coordinated operations and directed aircraft personnel to ultimately work as a unit, providing top rate tours and experiences for the customer. Bilingual communications in all aspects mentioned above with local business and clientele.



B.A. Fort Lewis College, Colorado      1970-1975

A.A.S. Tree Fruit Program, Wenatchee Valley College, Washington      1993-1995


Personal Strengths

Fluent in Spanish, Polish and conversational French. Strong ability to work with others and recognize individual strengths and weakness. Enjoy the complexity of science as well as the spirit in the arts and sport. Dove and ski raced competitively for over a decade.


References available upon request.



Updated July 9, 2004


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