Martin Emond of Berger Peat Moss on leading edge media.
December 3, 2008
Always at the leading edge, in 1994, Berger Peat Moss was the first peat company in North America to obtain the ISO 9001 international quality control certification. This has permitted Berger to continue to develop and provide consistent high-quality products. For example, the introduction of the new "Euro Mix" line of mixes provided growers with a 100 percent quality peat mix with no added aggregates.
The environment has always and will continue to be a priority in Berger's operations, making sure that we protect the resource and other environmental issues for generations ahead. We have developed the 3Rs for a healthy environment: Reduce, Respect & Restore. We were the first peat producer to introduce the large volume packing. The "Skyscraper" was a revolutionary innovation that has helped to reduce plastic wastes considerably and increase productivity for growers.
In an effort to respect the environment, one of Berger's missions is to develop "environmentally friendly" mixes. The peat moss is harvested in a sustainable manner by respecting the environment before, during and after harvesting. Following harvesting, the bogs are returned to a functioning ecosystem through restoration.
Bottom line, as a manufacturer of peat moss and growing mixes, we will have to work in a sustainable manner, making sure that we satisfy the demand of our customers while maintaining a healthy environment for the generations ahead. Berger will continue to produce high quality mixes and peat moss for professional growers needing that extra quality.
Martin Emond is sales and marketing coordinator at Berger Peat Moss.