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Old 08-29-2012, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by turfmd101 View Post
Sorry, my level was not the $30k. or that would be a joke!

My position is as follows:

If your customers starting day 1 to current, understand more about pesticide & fertilizer use than they understand about what they definitely, have to be doing, hands down, there IS no exception, they get it know. That they are so excited about all the things they didn't know, BUT NOW THEY DO. They cant wait to tell the neighbor why they HAVE chinch and not that they GOT chinch. That they were invited in by stress and it did not happen by chance. If they help minimize stress. Chinch won't be much of an issue, even during drought. Their turf is alive. Holy crap.They get it now. If their not working harder in their yard than you and not reliant on your magic potions to cure things. You have not done your job... Your first job is an EDUCATOR. Your second job is an APPLICATOR. I read more posts about the second job than I do about the first job. That's why I say what I say. My customers understand they work for me. I don't work for them. They understand my first job. Its all GOOD! MY CUSTOMERS WOULDN'T ASK WHY THE NEIGHBORS TURF LOOKS BETTER WHEN THEY DO NOTHING. BECAUSE I EXCEL AT MY FIRST JOB.

I believe you are missing the point here. WE REALLY DON"T CARE WHAT YOUR POSITION AT LESCO WAS OR IS. As Buds & Bows put it your Big Man On Campus with non-malodorous excrement attitude is not winning friends or influencing Lawnsite Members.

BTW there are many members here who actual have a College education in horticulture, some have even taught College Level Horticulture. Other have had real positions like Buds & Bows who ran the Pest Control Dept for Disney World at one time. BTW He was also a County Extension Agent.

Your Lesco training is not as good as TG/CL because you did actually apply or follow up on the results of that application. Are you even certified as a Pesticide Operator in the state of Florida?? Or are you just an other wannabe??


it is one thing to do a off label applications. It is total stupidity to post it on the world wide web and expect people to approve.

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