Manny Sousa

Field Representative, Central California
Oakdale Office: 209-845-8733
Mobile: 209-485-4552
mannys@burchellnursery.com

Manny’s the man for the Central Region. A life-long resident of the area, Manny brings more than 27 years of experience to our Central Valley customers. He’s a horticulture expert, with the degrees to prove it from Modesto Junior College and California Polytechnic State University. Manny knows both the plants and the place, which makes him the prefect person to turn to for information on what and how to make the most of your orchard. He has served growers with operations both large and small, and always with an expert eye for maximizing their land and time. You’ll appreciate not only his deep knowledge but also his energy and the personal attention he gives to everyone he works with. He’s a Central Valley native with know-how.

BNI Breeding Program

John Slaugher



Director of BNI Breeding Program
Fresno Office 559-834-1661
Mobile 559-285-3113
john@burchellnursery.com

John has what you might say is a real plum job. He’s the director of the only in-house breeding program by an independent nursery in the country. He goes to the ends of the earth to make sure it’s successful. He works with growers and breeders from Chile to Australia, Spain to South Africa, and anywhere the climate is similar to California’s. John’s been with our breeding program from its start more than 34 years ago. His work includes transformational achievements, such as the development of trans-hemispheric varieties of perishable tree fruits and self-fertilizing almonds, which reduce dependence on bees. With a degree in Biology and decades of hands-on plant genetics experience, you can definitely count on John to help you determine the best varieties for your acreage. He’s happy to assist because he views what he does as not only helping growers provide food, but also improving the world by helping to create more jobs and oxygen. Oh, and, he just likes to be helpful.