Welcome Guillermo Maldonado
Berger is pleased to announce that Mr. Guillermo Maldonado has joined the Technical Services team as a Grower Advisor.
Guillermo Maldonado studied at the University of South Carolina, USA, and then completed an Agri-Science degree at Massey University in New-Zealand. During his 17 years of experience, he has been involved in many aspects of the horticulture industry in both parts of the hemisphere, exploring a wide range of products and techniques. He worked in Colombia and Venezuela in the floral and ornamental export industry, and then moved to the USA to fill the position of Head Grower at Len Busch Roses in Minnesota.
55 Years of History
Since the company was founded, Berger has continued to grow—but we’ve never forgotten our roots. Over the years, we’ve been able to overcome challenges and gain the technical know-how that enables us to assist growers at every step of the production process. This year, 2018, marks the 55th year of Berger expertise. We believe it is a stage in the life of a company that deserves to be celebrated.
New Peat Screening System
A new peat screening system was added to the existing processing line at our California mixing plant. Beyond the improved performance yielding consistent blends of the various components, this addition resulted in a significant quality upgrade and increased fineness of our propagation mixes.
How Horticulture Turned a High School into a High-Value School
Cabano’s high school has carried out a revolutionary school horticultural project. Created and maintained entirely by students, the two greenhouses and outdoor garden total over 1,300 square feet of growing space and produced almost six tons of vegetables in 2017. This abundant harvest has found many uses, from providing afternoon snacks to the school’s 400 students, to feeding families in the need and supplying community kitchens. Berger is proud to be part of this inspiring success by supplying all the growing media for the last four years and for years to come.
When Horticultural Knowledge Is Turned into Philanthropy
Berger has compiled some of its wide expertise in 14 technical guides covering diverse horticultural subjects such as wood fiber, soil pH and tomatoes growing. These downloadable training guides for the grower community are always available free on the company website, but for Thanksgiving, Berger decided to go the extra mile. For every guide downloaded between the November 23 and 27, one dollar will be donated to charities vetted by CNN’s Impact Your World that are helping Hurricane Harvey victims. One of Berger’s manufacturing plants is in North Texas, and although the area was not affected by the hurricane, the company leadership was deeply concerned by the extent of the disaster and the distress of Texas residents and wanted do something to help. “We want to make a double gift this Thanksgiving by helping the community recover after this […]
Berger acquires Tourbière H. Théberge
Berger is proud to announce the acquisition of Tourbière Henri Théberge & Associés Inc., a peat producer near Berger’s harvesting site in Saint-Modeste, Québec. This alliance will take effect on May 31st. This is Berger’s second acquisition in 2017.
Berger and Specialties Robert Legault celebrate their 24th Grower Appreciation Night
Last February 22nd, Berger and Specialties Robert Legault hosted their 24th annual Grower Appreciation Night. More than 120 growers attended the event hosted at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in St. Catharines.