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Old 06-14-2011, 09:17 PM
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Imprellis: What will it do to our industry

With the potential for this to get to the national level in the media, what effcts can this have?

Can this be the biggest negative that has hit us?

What will happen when all the tree huggers and the anti-pesticide people get onto this problem?

How do we prepare ourself's for the phone calls and questions?

Our local media just had stories this week about trees that are dead and are about dead that will not recover from the drought of last year. So I'm guessing that everyone that has a dead tree will be calling their lawn care company to see if this was caused by an application of Imprellis.

I think we need to get our thoughts and ideas together as professionals on this matter because I think it could damage our industry.

Will our customers have trust in us in what we tell them?

No matter whether you have used it or not, we need to stick together on this. It is our livelyhood. Alot of jobs are created in this industry, I hope one product doesn't kill it.

I also wonder how many company's that have not used this will try to steal customers from company's that have and are getting bad publicity.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:27 PM
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Sprayboy, I think the best thing we can do is just be honest. I have 1 tree out of all of my properties that took imprelis up. I'm not exactly the happiest person in the world about it. I am going to replace it and just stop using imprelis. Its a great product just to risky for me any more. I dont want to be replacing trees all year. I dont think it will really hurt us that bad as long as we talk to our customers and assure them that we know what we are doing.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:34 PM
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Another question is how soon can you replace a tree and feel safe with the residual this product has?
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:56 PM
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Another question is how soon can you replace a tree and feel safe with the residual this product has?
That's a good question
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:25 AM
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That's a good question
I agree....maybe this is a "next phase" of tesing?
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:25 PM
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I posed this question to my distributor and I just sent an email to a dupont sales rep so hopefully I can have something here in a few days.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:53 PM
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Super good ???s
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:48 PM
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It seems dupont jumped the gun on the release of this product, not to mention left some VERY IMPORTANT information off the label. This is a bad hit for the industry, not like bopaul india in 1986, but still bad press for the lawn care industry!
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:46 PM
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Ever heard of alar? The crap that Paul Harvey spewed was more harmful than one bad pesticide.

This isn't that bad--yet.

I wouldn't get too concerned yet.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:55 PM
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We've heard of and seen first hand on here of alot of people who have trees dying. We have NOT heard of any person dying, or pets that have died (with the exception of one dog on here, but we don't know the exact cause). So things could be alot worse. I think the tree huggers and eco concerned type customers are going to show the most effect on this. This is HUGE ammo for them, as well as the paranoia that so many concerned customers have. So much for our sales rebuttal of saying these products go through years of rigorous testing before they are approved by the EPA. That line has just lost alot of credibility.
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