I’ve figured out a simple solution to this whole NAFTA crap that Trump keeps trying to use as a weapon. Guess he doesn’t understand “fair” in Fair Trade. And it’s all about cheese! When did we switch from soft wood lumber to cheese??? But the problem we face and will always face is Canada is […]Read More »
Robert Percy is the Director of Operations for Gardex Chemicals, and has been with the company for 19 years, and a bona fide resident of Canada since 2002. Prior to that Robert worked 17 years with ICI/Zeneca, now formerly known as Syngenta. Robert had numerous roles in the company, including Senior Marketing Manager for the Stauffer acquired multi-crop herbicides, then the soybean and cotton herbicides Fusilade, Reflex and Fusion. His last assignment was with the non-Ag Group, Zeneca Professional Products, with responsibility for marketing and strategy for the US and Canada.
Robert hails from the great state of Kansas, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Horticulture. He's attended many post grad courses, through Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Southwestern, and Wharton School of Business to name a few.
All opinions are his own and do not reflect the policies of Gardex Chemicals Ltd.
This year like every other I get several daily phone calls about what product to use on what insect for what location. I try not to wince too much when I await the response to “Have you read the Label?” And don’t tell smile too much when you say “Of course! I always read the […]Read More »
Here’s a prime example of an on-going PROBLEM in our federal registration process, and with the supplier industry to some extent. On the label, and rightly so, are statements explaining WHERE you can use a pesticide, and on WHAT pest, and at the correct RATE. Easy Peesy as my granddaughter would say. Au contraire.. A […]Read More »
Here’s the oddity of the whole argument of car versus bicycle: when you’re on a bike you hate all cars, and when you’re driving a car you hate all bikes. Simple… But I use the word “hate” here to freely. It’s not really a love-hate thing. It’s a human thing. Like get out of my […]Read More »
A quick aside from the Bicycle Thief story. (no – it hasn’t been stolen) With the NAFTA agreement on hold until November, the Tariff wars will be on-going for several months like a ping pong tournament played blind folded. I’m certain there will be goods and raw materials added as we go. They do aluminum, […]Read More »
Most of you put on a lot of miles servicing routes, commuting, going to the cottage. Unless as a technician you are lucky enough to have one huge building and an elevator as your vehicle. And each of you driving probably have a daily occurrence where you give a bike rider the one-finger salute. You […]Read More »
IPM IPM IPM. Do we really practice it much in Canada? Not really. Should we? Certainly. Do we hafta??? Once the insecticides are banned I guess so. Reason this train wreck of thought came up is I was reviewing our products and sales for the year, and one product sticks out like a sore thumb: […]Read More »
Howdy there price shoppers… Shopping for prices, the occasional Special, buy one get one…all parts of what is known as your Pricing Strategy. These may be temporary or a buying incentive. That happens in nearly most industries, based on many different factors. In some Industries the Specials/Discounts become regular price strategy. Take the grocery business […]Read More »
I have had hundreds, well 6 so far, of Pest Control dudes asking about this marijuana business and if there is an opportunity there for pest control. Maybe. BUT if you live in Ontario, where the seem to be Production Facilities popping up everywhere, and they’re all stoned in the liberal party, you need to […]Read More »
So who trains the trainer? Or better put, who inspects the inspector? I never thought about it before, but some one must surely train the inspectors. All about structural pest control perhaps? Maybe even some OTJ, hands on, kill some bugs type of training, Sooo…suspecting that training may not exist to the levels I would […]Read More »