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October 24, 2008 - 11:32

Dosatron International, Inc. Joins the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture

Dosatron International, Inc., an industry leader in water-powered proportional dosing technology, has joined the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture. In this new partnership, Dosatron will participate in the Water Education Alliance’s water quality and treatment workshops.

Created by Dr. Paul Fisher, the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture is a partnership of universities and companies, hosted by the University of Florida. The Alliance’s goal is to help growers use water in an efficient and sustainable manner through increased knowledge of water technologies.

Dosatron International has a long history of promoting better water and chemical management through quality engineered water-powered chemical injectors.

“With 25 years of expertise in the horticultural field, we feel it necessary to be part of this important movement,” said Lela Kelly, vice president of Dosatron International. “We look forward to contributing to the alliance’s efforts to find solutions for the water treatment challenges of the future.”

For information regarding upcoming Water Education Alliance workshops, visit www.watereducationalliance.org. For more information about Dosatron International, go to www.dosatronusa.com.

Dean Krauskopf Named Honorary Member of MFGC

As a recognition of outstanding contributions to the Michigan floriculture industry through university research, teaching, and extension, Dr. Dean Krauskopf was named an honorary member of the Michigan Floriculture Growers Council (MFGC).

MFGC was created in 2005 to keep Michigan growers informed and make sure their interests are represented in public policy and industry issues. The council represents Michigan’s commercial greenhouse industry, working on individual issues that affect profitability and the business climate of Michigan, and sending monthly updates to members.

Krauskopf has been an MFGC member since its inception. He has served as Michigan State University Extension Greenhouse Agent for Southeast Michigan and worked to promote profitability while minimizing environmental impact, conducting educational programs on pesticide and nutrient use, media management, plug production and more, serving growers in many ways.

For more information and a membership application, visit www.mifgc.org.

John Henry Receives Environmental Certifications

John Henry/Multi Packaging Solutions recently announced that it has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Rainforest Alliance Chain-of-Custody certifications at its plants in Indianapolis, Ind., Lansing, Mich., and Louisville, Ky.

Their two plants in Holland, Mich., have also received Rainforest Alliance Chain-of-Custody certification, which were previously only FSC certified.

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