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Old 09-29-2009, 01:33 PM
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Shaw's Fertilizer

I am going switch fertilizer brand from Lesco to Shaw's Fertlizer because my rep is leaving Lesco. Does anyone here use Shaw's fertilizer's and what is thoughts about pricing, quality and results. Thanks.
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I think you will be very disappointed w/ Shaw's. I have used it in the past and the SGN is never the same. I had a ton of Shaw's product that had SGN all over the board. It's kind of hard to calibrate with their product. The place that sold Shaw's is now selling Andersons products due to all the compaints about Shaw's. I will give Lesco credit their product is clean and consistant, but that comes at a cost. I am willing to pay more for a clean and consistant product, as it makes life in the field a whole lot easier.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:56 PM
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XCU fert from CPS (formerly UAP) is awesome. Impressive results, spreads NICE, and it stores great over winter. PM me if you need a contact in KY. CPS is huge in your area. Larry
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:58 PM
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Thanks for your reply. I never like change when something in working! I really like Lesco product and would prefer not to change but my rep leaving John Deere Lesco is a very good friend. It is a tough decision. I really appreciate your honest response. Anyone else have any dealings with Shaw's Fertilizer?
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:47 PM
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XCU fert from CPS (formerly UAP) is awesome. Impressive results, spreads NICE, and it stores great over winter. PM me if you need a contact in KY. CPS is huge in your area. Larry
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Do you have a webpage for CPS? Thanks.

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I agree with Larry, CPS has supplied some of my XCU this year and I am very happy with it.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:57 PM
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we switched from lesco to shaw's last year and i am honstly thrilled with the shaw's...
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:47 AM
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Thanks for your reply. I never like change when something in working! I really like Lesco product and would prefer not to change but my rep leaving John Deere Lesco is a very good friend. It is a tough decision. I really appreciate your honest response. Anyone else have any dealings with Shaw's Fertilizer?
Do you have to commit to all of your fertilizer right now? Why don't you try some... a bag, a pallet, whatever and see what you think of it. You can't blindly commit to a product/line based on an internet forum, a sales rep, or even a friends advice. Try the product for yourself and see if it works for you.

I assume this business is your livelihood, your means of income. Assuming that's the case you have to do what is best for you and your business no matter what. If you try it and the Shaw's works for you that's great. If not, it doesn't matter if the sales rep is a friend, dad, brother, whatever... you have to do what's best for your business, not his.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:49 AM
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Do you have to commit to all of your fertilizer right now? Why don't you try some... a bag, a pallet, whatever and see what you think of it. You can't blindly commit to a product/line based on an internet forum, a sales rep, or even a friends advice. Try the product for yourself and see if it works for you.

I assume this business is your livelihood, your means of income. Assuming that's the case you have to do what is best for you and your business no matter what. If you try it and the Shaw's works for you that's great. If not, it doesn't matter if the sales rep is a friend, dad, brother, whatever... you have to do what's best for your business, not his.
Thanks, that is some excellent advise! I agree with you 100% and that is what makes it a tough decision.
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