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Discussion in 'Network: South' started by ffemt1271, Feb 24, 2007.
How much are you asking for the Exmark?
I'm based out of River Ridge. We service the eastbanks of Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Charles parishes. We do mostly design/build, but do some maintenance, and are always interested in taking on more commercial accounts.
KrazyKajun, did you take Hort. @ Delgado last spring?
I'm in Gonzales 20 min from B.R....been mowing lawns since I was 10, although this is my first year as an official business....looking foreward to it.
I currently own a Quick 36 comm. wb, Snapper 30" rear engine, Husq. trimmer, Homelite sick edger/trimmer/blower, Troy-bilt Blower, 2 Murry 20" wb trim mowers and a 5X12 open trailer. I will mainly focus on 1 acre or less residential...looking for an LCO in the area that I can foreward accounts bigger than 1 acre and in turn can send accounts my way the own smaller lawns that the bigger LCO may not want the hassle of. I will be ready to roll officially 03/01/07......pm me if interested
Big C -
In my experience, you can pay the note on a ztr mower with the monthly pay from one decent commercial account. Start with the first one, get another, and then another, all of a sudden you're making a decent living off of 5 or 6 larger accounts (while still servicing the smaller ones). You might want to think twice before giving away any larger accounts offered your way.
Just my .02..
Hey guys. Im in Shreveport and currently have around 10 yards, all residential. Any of you north LA guys get too busy and want to throw some work my way, Im ready! I been part timing it for a couple years now...
Thanks for the info....I will take that into account.....i may try to go after a comm. acct or 2...........THANKS!!!!!
I have a 46" exmark triton deck bought in August of 07 it has 74 hours on it that I want to sell, It has an upgraded engine ocdc and suspension seat 5500.00
I would like to invite everone from Louisiana here to attend the Louisiana Turfgrass Association annual conference on Jan 15, in the Lawton Room in LSU's Tiger Stadium. We may be able to view the BCS National Championship trophy like we did in 2003.
See more info below. There is a registration form at the end.
THE LOUISIANA TURFGRASS BULLETIN
Vol. 44 Publication of
No. 6 2007 LOUISIANA TURFGRASS ASSOCIATION
LTA Turf Conference
January 15, 2008 at LSU
We are proud to again offer an educational turfgrass conference for professional turfgrass managers. We hope you think this effort is worthwhile and will show your support by attending if you are able.
This is a convenient one-day conference located at LSU in Baton Rouge. The registration will start at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2008. Get there early so parking will be easier. There will be student around this year as they return to campus the day before the conference. Visitor parking hang tags will be issued at the registration table.
This year’s set up will be a little different. We shall have two breakout sessions in mid morning and then resume a united program starting with lunch. Lunch will also include our business meeting so that we may have a full program and depart a little earlier.
Our kick-off speaker is Dr. Grady Miller from North Carolina State University. Perhaps you recognize Dr. Miller from his regular advice column in Sports Turf Magazine (official STMA publication). Grady shares this column with Dr. Dave Minner.
Dr. Miller is a Professor and Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University. He previously spent over eleven years as a turfgrass faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Grady has a B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech, MS degree in Agronomy from LSU and PhD in soils from Auburn.
Dr. Miller’s topics include a review of frequent turf problems he has seen and advised for; the new Turf Files support program from NC State and fertility research with slow-release fertilizer.
Another turf professor with local experience is Dr. Gregg Munshaw of MS State. Gregg C. Munshaw is an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at Mississippi State University. His teaching responsibilities include Turfgrass Management, Golf Course Operations, and Plant Science. Prior to joining the MSU faculty, he attended the University of Kentucky where he completed his B.S. (1997) and M.S. (2000) in turfgrass science. Gregg’s M.S. research focused on examining seeding rates and N fertility to increase the fitness and storage capabilities of bermudagrass entering the winter. He attended Virginia Tech for his doctoral training, which he completed in 2003. His dissertation looked at the effect that late-season fertility has on bermudagrass lipid unsaturation, proline concentration, and low-temperature tolerance. Gregg’s research interests lie on the biochemical and physiological side of environmentally stressed turfgrasses. Dr. Munshaw will have two morning programs covering conversion of common Bermuda areas to improved bermudagrass and an overview of current seeded Bermudas.
An overview of the turf plots at LSU Burden Center will be presented by Drs. Beasley and Koske.
Our LTA president, Nick Simoneaux, works in the turf and lawncare industry and will present a program discussing his recent successes with renovating and regrassing high school athletic fields. This is just ahead of LSU’s athletic turf manager, Todd Jeansonne. Todd has just regrassed the old, softball park at LSU. A new park is being constructed during 2008.
Danny Taverner is a grad student and turf associate at LSU. He will discuss his target species: Torpedograss. Nick Singh is going to cover the common turfgrass diseases found in our area.
We are holding an LTA business meeting half way through lunch trying to multi task and get everyone out a little earlier.
The afternoon session is back to a united group meeting. We first start with two company updates. Mel Grove with ISK and Bart Fox with Syngenta will overview their latest turfgrass products.
Following this, we will hear the latest on Louisiana‘s fire ant problems. Dr. Linda Hooper-Bui is an Associate Professor in LSU Entomology. If you have turf in Louisiana, you are going to see fire ants sooner or later.
Ray Saseen is a territory manager for the Anderson’s Professional Turf Products group. Ray will be covering the latest technology on slow-release fertilizers. He will talk on the mechanisms, coatings and release of nutrients. They also have a new technology in a granule that disperses after application.
Following Ray is Dr. Grady Miller again to talk about low input fertility of sports fields and fairways, and how well that worked out. His research involved some of those products that Ray will include.
That should provide all with a busy and interesting day for January 15. If you are coming, please try to pre-register to help us plan and to speed registration. As I implied earlier, our only glitch this year will be site parking that will possibly be less convenient than in the past years. However, if you arrive early, around 8:00 a.m. or sooner, you probably won’t notice much. By 8:30 a.m., the West Stadium lot may be full and you must park across the street at Alex Box baseball lots or S. Stadium A 85. Just make sure it’s a legal parking space or they may tow you away and I can’t help you with that. Our planning committee must apologize in advance having set the conference as usually scheduled and not noting that Martin Luther King Day was late this year and they started LSU classes early for 2008.
Most will enjoy the convenience of a one-day conference and come and go on the 15th. For those that wish to stay overnight, several hotels are found at I-10 and Acadian or at College Drive exits. The LaQuinta Inn at Acadian (225-924-9600) has offered rooms to LTA Turf Conference for $70 if you tell them you’re with the LTA Turf and AgCenter Conference. You may also consider LSU’s Lod Cook Hotel on campus (1-866-610-COOK). -Koske-
A campus map is at http://www.lsu.edu/campus/
2008 LTA Turf Conference Registration
Please try to pre-register if possible. Pre-registration will be accepted until January 11, 2008 for $50 per person. Registration will be accepted at the door at a higher rate of $5 more. Conference attendees are encouraged to be current members of the LTA. There is a $5 surcharge for non member attendance. All persons interested in turfgrass and landscape management are welcome. Use also for just dues only.
LTA TURF CONFERENCE
January 15, 2008
LTA member - $50.00 (join now and save!) ________________
Non member - $55.00 ________________
Louisiana Turfgrass Association 2008 dues:
a) Individual ($20) ________________
b) Organization ($30) includes
optional 2nd person of organization ________________
(Second person of organization)
Amount Enclosed ________________
Please make checks payable to ALouisiana Turfgrass Association@
Mail to: Thomas J. Koske
School of Plant, Environmental & Soil Sciences
155 J.C. Miller Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
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Can anyone from La. tell me...what do I have to do to legally do flower bed work (small jobs like pull weeds, add mulch and plant flowers) I am iterest in getting into some small landscaping jobs, but want to be legal at the same time. Please PM me with any info.....Thanks!!!!