Fertilizer killing manatees?

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by fl-landscapes, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Of course. The tree huggers lost the last round so now they up the ante by putting a face on the "victims". After all who would support poisoning Minnie the Manatee?:usflag:
     
  3. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Haha well put. And a broken record tactic. They may not have totally lost any round. They shoot for the moon and sometimes only land a moon rock or two but over time they end up with the whole moon in the end. They call it "nudge". At least we had a chuckle with that Russian ship full of global warming activists stuck in the very Antarctic ice they were there to prove didn't exist.:laugh:

    we in this industry better wake up before there is no more industry The war on Monsanto is a war on us and a real one.
     
  4. RussellB

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    We can help ourselves by being responsible. I don't live in Florida but it is a normal practice in Maryland and South Carolina for homeowners as well as landscapers to leave excess fertilizer on hard surfaces. I'm sure it is done everywhere. Taking a few minutes to blow the excess material into the grass will help prevent some runoff. Think about it.
     
  5. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Don't kid yourself, you could do whatever responsible act you want in their eyes anything but a hemp skirt is evil. By the way can you provide one non bias scientific paper showing a correlation between granules on hard surface and environmental destruction? I think most of us are responsible, gets costly flushing products we have to pay for down the sewer. I'll tell you what's destructive wind farms killing eagles
     
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    You can leave landscapers, PCO's generally out of your post. I have seen more contamination due to careless homeowners than professionals in the industry.
    At least for SW Florida. Homeowners are rarely if ever held to blame or accountable for their actions. Professionals are generally left taking the blame, with little or no recourse.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. RussellB

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    I don't need an environmentalist to tell me that excess fertilizers and weed killers harm the environment. I live next to the Inlet and would like to see the shell fish survive. Additionally I am not a tree hugger but rather a concerned responsible landscaper and I will call out my occupation when I see a need. We can lead by example.
     
  8. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Are the shellfish dying in your area? And if so has there been any non bias scientific studies linking it to fertilizers? Please post the link. You don't need an environmentalist, do you have a science or chemistry degree and have you conducted research? Or are you just buying into the talking points you hear?

    Fertilizers and herbicides feed the world not kill it!
     
  9. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    By the way the article was about fertilizer. I never mentioned herbicides and neither did the article so why did you introduce it? That's called a straw man argument
     
  10. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    We can lead by example. As I stated above..,,,, think about it. I do agree with easy lift that homeowner applications are def an issue.
     

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