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Old 01-07-2002, 05:48 PM
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town sports field fertilization

i got a call today and was asked to bid
against one of the big three.
should i or should i stay away.
i never did sports fields and i know my time
frame for applications will run into games
practics ect....
for those of you who do sports fields what
do you run into?
anthony
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Old 01-07-2002, 10:09 PM
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go for it

We have a lot of success working with the town on fertilizer programs for athletic fields. For the park department, there are usually scheduling issues, which just take communication between key personnel on both sides. For fields which are on school properties, Connecticut has notification (school board's responsibility) and IPM plan for schools (each school board is supposed to have an IPM plan in place).

My brother has taken a liking to athletic field construction and renovation over the past couple of seasons. If your municipality has a good attitude towards quality, you will have an opportunity to shine.
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Old 01-09-2002, 10:55 PM
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Go ahead ant. We do chem apps for the local softball fields and maintained them for the season in which we held the Babe Ruth Softball World Series. Can be profitable as well as fulfilling.
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:56 AM
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Being on college level of athletic field care,communication is going to be your KEY.You have to have a schedule of events,practices,games,fairs and anything that could pop up.If you are bidding on fert/chem make sure you read the fine print in contract.Make sure you have all the proper lic/insurance.For example you spread a fert. down and little johnny gets sick,mom questions city,city calls you..Be careful these days everyone will sue etc.I will say mowing,painting,fert, etc to athletic fields is enjoyable(espically when the teams really win)
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