I just recently passes both my core and lawn & turf exams, and aquired my BU# and insurance. I dont plan on building my route up untill the beginning of next year. But I could use some feedback before then, as I am now in the planning stage. First of all. Have any of you ever gotten sick from your extended use of pesticides(especially organophosphates)? If so was it do to your own carelessness or was it something that could not be prevented? I just would like to know because, after reading the textbooks I became a little worried about the risks involved. Second. I plan on marketing the fertilization part of my company heavily at the begining of next year. I would like to offer somewhat of a generalized package to start with. I have already developed a program I feel comfortable with but I am curious as to what you guys would charge customers who are willing to pre pay for say a 5 step program. Lets just say approx. 10000sqft. Would you give a discount for pre pay? Lastly. If any of you have advice for me on any other aspect of fertilization I would appreciate it. I presently have 150 lawn cutting accounts and 50 of those have already given me a verbal commitment that I will take over theyre fert. next year. I want to make sure I am well prepared to service them properly.