Thanks for all the replies
I considered this might be a pfishing expedition too, if they hadn't just been bought out by some holding company. So I thought I'd better go along at least for now.
They have to be only hurting themselves with this. More of an insult to me than an injury.
Being a solo operator I can't save any money by doing 5% less work. Might save myself a little time but no money.
The only way to save money is on out-of-pocket expenses like fertilizer and herbicides. The one place you don't want to skimp.