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The TIGER JILL software program has been an on-going project at Orange Enterprises since 1984. It started with the DOS version named JILL and has grown into the windows version now named TIGER JILL. TIGER JILL is a powerful modular program that is easily adaptable to all types of agribusiness. We continue to develop new modules as customer’s needs arise as well as enhance the existing ones. There are 60 modules available to tailor TIGER JILL to the user’s specific needs.

As we summarize 20 years of developing, marketing and servicing software – we would like to take a time out for thanking all of our customers and to mention in name some users that were instrumental in helping us construct new modules, features and reports.

Many of our user’s have been instrumental in the development of the Program.

Christine Gomes with Gomes Flying in California helped to develop our modem transfer module. Within TIGER JILL you can create a file and transfer it to the county Ag Commissioner using the CEDTS system. Gordon Sweeney, Stanislaus County Ag Commissioner in California and Ada Scott of the California Department of Pesticide Regulations also assisted tremendously in the creation of this module.

Users nationwide have installed TIGER JILL. To meet the reporting and record keeping requirements of the various states Orange Enterprises received assistance from customers like Jonathan Bishop of Bishop Orchards in Connecticut, Ken Narramore of Fertizona in Arizona, Bunny Hartley of Hartley Flying in Arkansas, Christie Martinez of Bailey Flying in Texas, Brenda Ponder of Christmas Flying Service in Mississippi, Loys Hawkins of Bear Creek Operations in Oregon and Kevin Whitney of American Dusting in Oklahoma. Many preferences were developed to accommodate each state’s unique needs.

Jack Gilbert of Gilbert Flying in California was instrumental in the development of the Commission Module. With the creation of each application and invoice the record for pilot commission is also accomplished. Cindy Isaacson of Desert Air Ag in Idaho helped to enhance the related pilot statement reports to aid in reconciliation with customer receivables.

Lois Pew of Sarita Aerial in Arizona and Sylvia Smith-Spyres of Pacific Valley Aviation in California were involved in the creation of the equipment module and its related reports. The Plane Start and Take Off report has been appreciated by many aerial applicators throughout the country. Jeff Summersill of Summersill Inc in Florida records his ground rigs as well as his planes used in the application records giving him the ability to track the income generated by each piece of equipment. The equipment module provides the user with a tool to track equipment usage and schedule maintenance.

Martin Ford of Tri Tech Products in California helped in the development and enhancements of many different modules. The material price schedule module allows retailers to automatically mark-up the prices of their products being sold at different rates for each customer. The QuickBooks interface was expanded to allow the reduction of inventory and expense to cost of goods sold. The DOT Manifest was improved to further meet regulations.

Tim Shamblin of Valley Air Service in Idaho, John Baker of SBS Farm Service in California, and Charles Wingard of Walter P. Rawl & Son in South Carolina assisted in the development of the connectivity module. Tim Shamblin and John Baker use connectivity to record their applications on location and then send them using email to the home office for billing. Charles collects data onto one desktop computer and uses connectivity to import the newest data to his laptop. Charles not only transfers his applications this way but also his measurement and harvest records. Steve Click the PCA for Dresick Farms in California creates the recommendations on his laptop and then emails them to Dresick Farms for completion. Kelly Morrow and Sara Savary, PCA’s for Crop Care in California also send their recommendations to customers in the same way. Ernie Larson of Sun Pacific Farming in California uses connectivity to deplete inventory and generate cost reports. All the purchase records are entered on one computer. Their PCA’s input the original applications on laptops out in the fields and then export them to a disk. Ernie then imports from those disks all the records to the central computer. As each application is saved it depletes inventory.

Numerous users have aided the growth of the Accounts Receivable functions in TIGER JILL. All types of charges and material sales can be recorded in the Program. Much more than the basic application fees can be billed. Terry Elder of Leoti Aerial Spray in Kansas, April Finup of Finup Spraying Service in Michigan and Candace Marshall of Yuma Ag Services in Colorado all bill their application fees as well as materials sold through their application records. They also use the split-billing module that provides them the ability to create separate invoices for landlord/tenant splits from the same application record. TIGER JILL will assign the split not only for the charges but also for the materials sold. The user can define the type of material to designate who pays what type.

Candace Marshall of Yuma Ag Services in Colorado also bills her over-the-counter sales, which includes parts. Martin Ford of Tri Tech Products also has over-the-counter sales and produces sales tickets (packing slips) for his customers that do not include the material pricing. The creation of this sale in TIGER JILL can be flagged as “pending” allowing the reduction of inventory to occur but the invoice will not be reflected in the customers’ statement or be calculated into the totals for the Aging Summary report.

TIGER JILL allows the user to define various terms of sale and provide discounts to their customers’ based on number of day to early pay. The user defines if the discounts are to be shown on the invoice and statements. Thanks to the input of users like Christie Martinez with Bailey Flying Service in Texas, Bunny Hartley of Hartley Flying in Arkansas, and Ann Gill of Denton Aerial in Colorado the ability to list material EPA number and location descriptions were added as options to be printed on customer statements to accommodate their states reporting requirements. To comply with regulations the invoice report can also include PPE information and the pilot name and license number along with equipment descriptions. This is in addition to the normal billing information and is controlled by options in the preference screens.

TIGER JILL also has a built in service charge calculator. Users define variables like the percentage, number of days past due and actual date considered past due to a screen for the program to generate service charge invoices. As the invoices are generated the user can either save or cancel each new invoice record allowing for situations where only selected customers are charged.

The QuickBooks interface has been implemented by users like Debbie Brown of Nueces Ag Services in Texas, Jack Pandol of Grapery in California, Candace Marshall of Yuma Ag Services in Colorado, Martin Ford of Tri Tech Products in California, and Don Wharton of AgFlite-Stoker in California. The QuickBooks interface provides users the ability to record information just once in TIGER JILL that creates an export file automatically to import into QuickBooks. The definition of preferences provides the program with extensive flexibility. Users define how much or how little detail they wish to post to QuickBooks, if they will directly expense purchases or post them to inventory, use classes or sub classes and consolidate charges, materials and customers to simplify the transferred data.

Cindy Thompson with Vance Aircraft originated the idea of the Grower Notification Module to send to her customers a Notice of Completion by either email or fax with a click of a button in TIGER JILL. Once the report has been sent the Program also can create a log listing the customers that were notified. Cindy also helped to develop the ability to record customers permit information by crop instead of site. TIGER JILL allows two ways of permit verification. A list of registered state chemical numbers can be maintained in a tab of the site/block record OR a separate permit record can be created that also verifies the crop those restricted materials are being applied to.

Many PCA’s like Kevin Olson with S & J Ranch in California, Randy Paddock with Paddock Ag Services in New York and Ken Narramore with Fertizona in Arizona use TIGER JILL for writing their recommendations. There are numerous preferences for users to define which columns and lines they want to have print on their Recommendation (or Work Order.) David Lemos with Stanislaus Farm Supply in California, Sam Bennett with Valley Warehouse in California, Ed Murray with Orange Belt Supply in California and Bob Uyemura with Calarco in California also use the label verification module to assure that their recommendations do not exceed label limits. TIGER JILL can verify that a material rate not only is under maximums for a single application but also the number of times applied over the season and the total amount of material applied in the same season. TIGER JILL can also take into account partial applications to be treated as a percentage of total treated or as a whole.

TIGER JILL is flexible enough to accommodate nurseries. With the definition of aliases to change terms like site to house and block to bed the Program allows users like Randy Herndon of Yoder Brothers in Florida, Eric Djafroodi of Clearwater Nurseries in California, and Andrea Harmon of Coast Nurseries in California to setup the input screens and reports with terms that apply to their industry. TIGER JILL has an excellent built-in rate conversion table that allows nurseries to record treated area as square foot or 1000 square foot instead of acres. Gene at Coast Nurseries in California was helpful in development of the Multiple Monthly reports.

Ed Needham, now of Paramount Citrus in California had a tremendous amount of input towards how TIGER JILL produces recommendations for orchards as well as how the program handles recalculations when changing units. Ed also used the mapping module to incorporate his map images into his recommendations. TIGER JILL’s banding module aids in the calculations created for banded applications. Orchard applications are often banded and TIGER JILL allows the definition of default band and row widths. With the selection of Application Type of Banded in the application record the Program automatically fills in the banded information setup in the selected block’s season. George Nikolich of Gerawan Farming in California suggested the options of the recalculations when dilution volume, tank size or number of loads is changed in the application record. Brad Carmean of Sun Pacific Farming in California helped to develop many of the preferences to tell the Program what lines and/or columns to print (on not print) on the recommendation. Mike DeBolde of Peterson Ranch in California was very helpful in the development of the inventory module and its related reports. His concepts of the multiple inventory centers in an application have aided many other users. David Kamada with Ito Packing is using a server and has his PCA’s out in the field connected to the office TIGER JILL database using a wireless network.

TIGER JILL with the multi block module allows vineyard managers like Andy Spradley of Biltmore Vineyards in North Carolina, Ben Byczynski of Vimark Vineyards in California, Todd Berg of Sutter Home Vineyards in California, Martin Mochizuki of Walsh Vineyard Management in California, Chris Cordano of Winegrowers Farming in California and Mike Kelly of Vineyard Professional Services in California to record and track the different varieties of grapes in their operation. The multi block module is ideal for vineyards (and orchards) because it allows the user to more precisely define and track his varieties by breaking down the site into multiple blocks, one block for each variety per site. With the inclusion of the measurement with analysis and harvest with analysis modules, users like Annie Silveira with Valley Farm Management in California are able to keep track of sugar levels, crop quality, crop yield, soil and tissue sample data, irrigation information, crop stages, record and track vine counts and create crop projections. Variables in the measurements allow alphanumeric entry allowing for the user to record just about anything they would like to track. There are many reports available through these modules including cross tabs, graphs and income vs. expense.

From applications TIGER JILL records and tracks employee exposure information for users like Glenn Daugherty of San Joaquin Helicopters in California, Clarence Williams of Williams Ag Service in California and Scott Midelle of Maui Pineapple in Hawaii. Several reports are available including one for Organophosphate and Carbamate blood test scheduling. TIGER JILL can also record and issue certificates for safety training. Randy Beasley with Valley Aglands in California, Becky Baker with Sun Pacific in California and Phyllis Bransfield with Old River Crop Dusting also has TIGER JILL verify that an employee has a training record for materials used when selected in the crew tab of an application record.

Scott Midelle of Maui Pineapple in Hawaii uses the ingredient analysis module to keep track of his NPK ratios for his fertilizer mixes. In the application record the ingredient analysis window appears and lists the totals of the active ingredient as materials are entered into the application. The program uses the amount listed in the active ingredients tab of the material record. The analysis window can work the other way too, you can enter the amounts of active ingredients you want to apply and it will calculate the total material needed to meet those needs.

Emanuel Rousonelos of Rousonelos Farming in Illinois and Jesse Sanchez of Alan Sano Farms in California generate their Work Order and WPS Report in Spanish using the Spanish module. The Spanish module allows users to print many of the TIGER JILL report with both or either Spanish or English text.

Rick Dunn of Badger Farming in California and Kelly Morrow and Sara Savary of Crop Care in California were very helpful in the creation of the handheld device reports. These reports are generated within TIGER JILL and then exported as an Excell or Word document to be imported to handheld devices. The handheld module is currently under development and will be available soon. This module (Pocket Jill) will allow users to create various records on their handheld devices and then upload them to their TIGER JILL Program.

John Baker of SBS Farm Service in California was very involved in the creation of the spray calculator module. This module calculates variables related to spray rig calibrations. The user inputs known variables like tractor speed and nozzle size and the program will calculate the missing variables like flow rate or nozzle spacing. After the calculations are made the user can have it print the information on the work order.

Todd Dekryger of Gerber in Michigan, Don Gregory of Cherry Bay in Michigan and Tammy Vassallo of The Nunes Company in California use the spray history or data collection modules in TIGER JILL to record and compile application data for their produce suppliers. Tammy also uses the residue analysis module of TIGER JILL to record the results of their lab testing on produce after harvest. When residue is selected as the measurement type TIGER JILL quickly fills measurement record with a list of the active ingredients of all the materials applied on the selected block for the current season.

Jeff Havins of Pasquinelli Produce in Arizona uses the interval module to keep track and print reports that show him when all or selected blocks are ok for reentry or harvest. Based on reentry interval and harvest interval entered into the crop registration grid of the material(s) used TIGER JILL can produce reports showing what day and time all or selected blocks can be entered or produce harvested.

Wes Roan with Farm-Op in Florida, Iva Thomas with Paragon Produce in South Carolina, and Jan Roberts with Lipman & Lipman in Florida are all part of the Six L’s Co-Op in southeast U.S. Six L’s has been using the Federal RUP and Federal WPS modules for many years and were extremely influential to the development of those modules. The RUP and WPS reports are crucial to any farming operation to stay in compliance with regulations.

The budget module allows for budgetary information to be entered in two ways. The user selects which method when the budget record is created. The first is for a specific crop the budget record is then selected in the season of a block record. The second way is by owner once the budget record is created the user selects it in the budget grid of the operation record. A new budget record can be created by manually selecting the charges and materials to be included. There is also an option to have it fill in the grid based on previous years data by selecting a specific crop and/or variety.

The Golf module is available to reconfigure the way TIGER JILL handles issues like sites and blocks to conform the input screens and reports for urban users. This module is not only helpful to golf courses but also parks and recreation departments, municipalities and structural pest control applicators. There is also a module to accommodate the Healthy Schools Act of 2000. The school reporting module will create the related records for applications at school sites and generate the required report.

This powerful tool can be crucial to any business’s daily operation. As a modular program TIGER JILL fits the needs of every size, type, and location of agribusinesses. The benefits received from this program are governed only by the amount of effort put into the entry of data and the modules purchased. There are endless amounts of module configuration combinations available as well as report possibilities.

TIGER JILL uses fundamental Windows concepts with the availability of automatic Help Index from record entry fields to complete screens and functions with links to related topics. TIGER JILL provides an extensive and comprehensive on screen help feature. Using the F1 key in any input field or on screen help buttons will allow you to quickly view help information pertinent to the record you are working with. Using the find option in the HELP allows you to search for information by keywords. This helps you to explore all facets of the topic you are learning about.

For the last 20 years our mission was to be the best software provider for management & reporting solutions for agriculture and urban users. With your support we will continue to monitor the success in using our software in your unique environment. If you need our help - we can plan, install, setup, train your staff, convert your existing data, and review your business processes. This is followed with telephone support by our support staff. We then continue this support through our Mandatory Annual Support Subscription Service. This allows us to keep you up-to-date with the latest enhancements and features via the Internet. The Web has fundamentally changed customer expectations about convenience, speed, comparability, and service of software. The Internet is not about new technology. It is about a new way of doing business. We At Orange Enterprises, Inc. communicate, share knowledge, and deliver value via the Internet as well as providing you the customer with the latest technological innovations.

“The spray history server module of the TIGER JILL Program allow us to check the validity of all growers’ applications against our own data bases,” says Eric Dekuiper, senior knowledge analyst for the Gerber Products Company of Fremont, MI. “We have many of our own defined limits and this program allows us to determine what material is being used and when, where, and even how it is applied.”

“Our battle cry is knowing what is on and around the produce we buy for our products and that includes having information about what pesticides are being applied,” says Todd DeKryger of the Gerber Products Company. “It really gets down to being able to track the product from, as we claim, the dirt to the jar.”

“We have also set up regional data entry sites at six locations throughout the United States – they are either a receiving station, a packinghouse or pesticide distributor, to collect the data for us,” DeKryger says. “Essentially, the grower hands them a paper copy of their spray records and they enter that information into the TIGER JILL Program for transfer to us.”

“We believe that the TIGER JILL software really lends itself to our goal of knowing pesticide use information literally down to the block level,” DeKryger says. “We do a lot of residue testing and with this program we can go back to a specific spray history to a specific block and tie the whole thing together. We can say that the product in this jar came from John Doe’s back 40 block of cling peaches on a specific day.”

“We were free of all organophosphate (OP) materials on the peaches we received from California last year,” DeKryger says. “It’s a push-pull type of situation-if we are going to close the door on OP’s, we want to open the door on other control measures such as mating disruption,” DeKryger says. “Last year in peaches, we relied heavily on mating disruption and the use of non-OP alternative sprays.”

“With the TIGER JILL Program we can input all the spray information telling us what materials were put on a particular crop,” says Tami Vassallo, safety coordinator for the Nunes Company. “We can get a report out quickly showing us when each spray job was done on a specific lot instead of having to look up each report individually.”

“One nice thing about this program is that it won’t let me write a recommendation that is above what is allowed for a particular material, ” says Kelly Morrow, a Crop Care Associates consultant. “If I enter all the data and the program says you can only put this much material on that crop, then when you get to that point it will let you know-it has those safety valves built in.”

“With the connectivity program, you can trade information so that if there are two or three people in our company working on one big account and writing different recommendations, we can update each other’s data,” Morrow says. “I can send them my records and they can send me their records – we can see what each other is doing and what is working for them.”

“I use the connectivity module to export the application recommendation to our customer so they don’t have to enter all the information by hand,” Morrow says. “Now we don’t have to duplicate all the paperwork.” Morrow says, “ You can print something out at the end of the year and the grower can look at it and say this program cost this much to complete.”

Galen Heitt a PCA "The best PCA recommendation program, It's very useful for keeping the previous history on property of material applied with cost information. I really like the program. It's simple and saves time."

Sam Bennet General Manager for Valley Warehouse
"Tiger Jill will be able to show what we did in the field, maybe we missed the timing on something. Using the program helps us review what has gone on in the past years. This kind of information was not easily summarized before."

"The biggest benefit to the state of California and the counties with this type of system is timely reporting," says AdaAnn Scott pesticide use reporting specialist with the DPR. "The people who are using the system may send in reports on a daily or weekly basis—it is so automated that they can do it off line at the end of the day." Scott says, "You are getting the data on pesticide usage right from the source—you are not going through multiple hands to process it, so data quality is a real key for us."

"The information that comes to the county is just one line of information—the permit number is on the line, the grower’s name is on the line, the acreage is on the line," Stanislaus County Ag Commissioner, Gordon Sweeney says, "We take all that information, compile it and then send it on to the state DPR."

"They have been more than helpful in changing things or correcting problems – they want their software to work correctly and they have been more than helpful in that regard," says Gordon Sweeney.

"When pest control advisors write recommendations, they need to know what is on the label, the correct application rates and the appropriate use for the product," David Lemos, head of pest management information services for Stanislaus Farm Supply, says. "We have not used the Program as a substitute for the judgment of the pest control advisor, but use it to help make a good advisor better," he adds.

"The Program has really helped us, for example, with the spring rains we have been having this year when we have to do a lot of fungicide applications," David Lemos says. "You are putting a lot of the same cautions down time after time, and even though it may be tedius, it is also very necessary – if you can automate that you can delegate the busy work to the computer and give the advisor more time for judgement issues."

"With the Program we can either generate a use report on paper and fax it or send in in the mail to the ag commissioner’s office, or we can send them electronically, in a paperless manner with a computer talking to a computer," says David Lemos.

"I am using it for keeping track of our pesticide usage and recording at the county level," Todd Berg, vineyard manager for Sutter Home Winery, says. " I am also using the program for internal purposes – for reports that I need to submit to the winery prior to the delivery of the fruit – we use it for all chemical usage on the Sutter Home acreage."

"You can generate some nice cost analysis reports with the program – you can look at your mildew program at the end of the year and find out what materials you were using and what you were spending to control it," Berg says. "Since ag chemicals are one of the more costly inputs we have in our farming operation, it is important to keep track of them."

"I think that being able to file the reports electronically will make my time a lot more efficient," says Berg. "The program has allowed us to keep accurate records of our pesticide use – you can track what materials you used and at what rates you applied them."

"All materials that are applied in agricultural situations need to be reported and we do it electronically with the Program, we don’t have to print them out anymore,"

Christine Gomes of Gomes Farm Air Service in Salinas says, "We have all the data bases to do with sites, the crops and the chemicals that are included inour coastal farming area with the Program. In our case we do aerial applications, so we don’t post anything until after the work is done – we input information on time and from that I get an invoice to send to the grower and from that I get a use report that is sent to the county."

"For instance, we can get all our costs per helicopter," Gomes says. "The program is flexible enough where you are able to get into it and modify certain keys to represent something you want."

Gomes says, "We can give them (customers) a whole year’s diary – take a crop like green onions or head lettuce, we can go back and give them a report showing them exactly how much of a certain chemical they used, the total cost of all their aerial applications and average cost per acre for those applications."

Jesse Sanchez, a manager with R.A. Sano Farms in Firebaugh, says, "With the Program, we have a real accurate cost of what we are doing in every crop. I can also send the notice of intent and the monthly pesticide use reports to the ag commissioner’s office."

"We have been using the Program for about three years – it can accommodate all our ranches here with ease," says Dr.Mohamed Younes, a manager with Dole Fresh Fruit in Bakersfield.

"They (pest control advisors) write recommendations for people who apply the materials and I enter that information into the computer using the program." Younes says. "At the end of the month, I spin out a report for every site, and we have several sites."

"Whatever you want to track with the program you can do – if you want to see what materials you used on a piece of ground for the past year, you can just ask for that information and it will give you the history for that site," Younes says. "You can do it by crop, by site, by material – it’s a very handy tool for us."

  1. Udi Sosnik, Orange Enterprises, Inc. California.
  2. Glenn Daugherty, San Joaquin Helicopters, California
  3. Andy Zaninovich, Jasmine Vineyards, California
  4. Shlomo Pleban, Orange Enterprises, Inc. California
  5. Russ Bock, Vimark Vineyards, California
  6. Scott Midelle, Maui Pineapple, Hawaii
  7. Eric DeKuiper, Gerber Products, Michigan
  8. Loys Hawkins, Bear Creek Operations, Oregon
  9. Randy Herndon, Yoder Brothers, Florida
  10. Matt Healy, Huron Ag Helicopters, California
  11. Jesse Sanches, Sano Farms, California
  12. Nick Loeffler, Orange Belt Supply, California
  13. Sally Steinhoff, Nickel Family LLC, California
  14. Lorraine Berkett, University of Vermont, Vermont
  15. Dave Souza, D & S Farms, California
  16. Jim Eyherabide, Bidart Brothers, California
  17. Todd Berg, Sutter Home Vineyards, California
  18. Raleigh Young, County of Santa Clara, California

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