Around the Industry
Dosatron Introduces New Website
Last week, Dosatron International Inc., launched a redesigned, reorganized version of their website, www.dosatronusa.com.
The site is designed to engage new users through interactive features such as a blog and RSS feeds, while continuing to provide quick answers and robust technical support for longtime users of the previous site. Video-on-demand will also be a feature, beginning with technical videos for Dosatron’s two newest injectors, the D14 – 14GPM and the DM11F – 11GPM.
“Our old site, while it contained good information, was a little inaccessible for those not already familiar with Dosatron,”said Pam Temko, Dosatron’s vice president of sales and marketing. “With this design upgrade, our site moves into the 21st century and more fully represents the Dosatron brand: innovative, cutting-edge and top-of-the-line.”
For more information and navigation help on the new site, call Dosatron customer service at (800) 523-8499.
Wisconsin Nursery Association Celebrates Two Exemplary Students
The Wisconsin Nursery Association recently awarded two UW-Madison students, Sarah Ricker and Nathan Urben, with $1,000 scholarships.
Ricker, a sophomore, was introduced to gardening at a young age by her father. Because of her love for gardening and design, she decided to pursue a career in these areas: She is working towards a double major in horticulture and landscape architecture and expects to graduate in spring 2012. Her plans include becoming a registered landscape architect, and designing durable and sustainable landscapes.
Ricker is involved in every aspect of the business at Rock Gardens, a landscape and nursery supply center where she has worked for the last four summers. She will be there again this summer, gaining knowledge about everything from plants to building retaining walls.
Nathan Urben, who is scheduled to graduate in December with a double major in horticulture and Spanish, also discovered horticulture as a child. “The Flower Child…that is what my father calls me, and with good reason,” Urben wrote. “Whether it is planting an oak tree or a bed of roses, plants have always been an integral part of my upbringing.”
Urben is currently studying in Chile, learning about the flora and language of the country. He hopes to work for a floricultural production company as a grower — or possibly as a horticulturist at a premier botanic garden — but is open to a future in any facet of the horticulture industry. Eventually, Urben hopes to own a garden center. He is president of the UW-Madison Horticulture Society, Mid-American Collegiate Horticulture Society chairperson and student representative for the Horticulture Department curriculum committee.
For more information on the Wisconsin Nursery Association, visit wislf.org/