what or how to go about really learing this

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jebbster007, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. jebbster007

    jebbster007 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 31

    I am a career landscaper in the making. I can design a little and work efficiently
    on most any job. My problem lies in that my mentor knows everything, or almost about the biz. I'm studying on how to recognize the many problems associated with what this forum deals with. I have sent for the manual(for a license) and have read some and don't know where to look other than getting real experience with out his help. My foot is way passed the door with this company which I will have soon enough for me. As I said I know some but want to be fluent in this area. possible that their is a good book that I can study along with what I learn form him? thanks
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Posts: 866

    If you have someone that knows everything, then why aren't you asking every possible question you can concieve to that person? There are loads of books, articles, magazines, forums, classes etc. out there and there is no "read a book and I'm all done" solution. We're talking about living things always on the change and we'll never know all there is to know abou tthem. Heck, in what, 4000 years or so of what we now consider agriculture on this planet, is everything all settled and static as far as plant production and farming go? Hardly. Resign yourself to the fact that you will always need to be learning, there is no shortcut to experience and no one ever went broke asking for more money. Follow those facts, search out botanical, agronomic or plant science courses locally and ask questions. You'll get out what you put in.

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