Hello all. I consider myself a turf care professional. I am licensed by my home state as a supervisor. Connecticut has one of the hardest pesticide supervisors tests around, and I am damned proud of passing it. I like to think that I know my stuff. How did I gain this knowledge?? By asking questions from those that know the answers. I don't think Lawnsite existed when I was getting started, and I sure wish it had. Would have made my life a heck of alot easier. That is why i get mad when somebody comes here and asks a question and then gets jumped all over by the rest of us. The entire purpose of this site is to spread info around to those who need it. Spare us the pontificating and just answer the freakin' question. If you don't want to answer, then keep your keyboard silent. I was the one asking lots of dumb questions not to long ago, and I'm sure most of you were too. I have worked with guys with turf science degrees from great universities who have asked me some doozies. I smiled and answered their questions, if I had an answer. If I didn't know, we found it out, and both of us learned something. There are people just getting started out there who come to this site looking for help, and it is our duty as an industry to help them. I am all for licensing. If it were up to me you'd need a license to buy DEET. It bugs the heck out of me that I can get in alot of trouble for killing a bees nest and not posting, but anybody can buy insecticides at a gas station. We as an industry need to take an active role in educating our peers. Any idiot with a pick up and a 48" mower is considered by the general public to be a "Lawn care professional" and a "turf expert". That is wrong, but so is jumping all over someone on this site for daring to ask a question. Let the firestorm begin.