Corporate History

 

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Since 1977, JMS Flower Farms, Inc. has been providing farmers both nationally and internationally with safe and effective crop protection with their exclusive product, JMS Stylet-Oil. JMS Stylet-Oil is a white mineral oil based insecticide, fungicide and plant disease controller that has been formulated using the highest quality “food grade” white mineral oil, and is renowned for both its success rate as well as its environmentally safe formulation.

JMS Stylet-Oil was brought to the market during the mid-1970’s by Dr. John Simons after conducting years of research in a virus screening program while working for Ciba-Geigy Corporation. The discovery that mineral oil could safely and effectively interfere with the transmission of potyviruses by winged aphids was a breakthrough for virus-plagued vegetable growers in south Florida. Dr. Simons (“Jack to his many friends”) founded JMS Flower Farms in 1977 and served as President until 2002. Dr. Simons’ philosophy of providing safe and efficacious high quality mineral oil products to meet today’s agricultural needs is still our number one priority.

Today, his two oldest sons (Jack and Jeff) continue to apply that philosophy, providing exemplary customer service and care, the highest quality products and concern for the environment. Jeff Simons serves as the current President of JMS Flower Farms at the Vero Beach, Florida headquarters, while his brother Jack manages the Northwest office in Pendleton, Oregon servicing Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Together, they have over 44 years of combined experience in the industry, and continue to improve their products through constant research and field trials.

Our goal has always been to provide the best product, at a fair price, combined with the best service to meet the needs and challenges of today’s growers. Feel free to contact us and let us know how we may best serve your needs.

 

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