Good question eh? The best solution so far? Steal ’em. Thats right, simply poach from a competitor. Have a little chat with a big 3 company technician…you know, Abell/Orkin/Steritech as you run into one picking up product at Gardex. I see it daily. Or put your business card under the wiper every time you see […]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.
February 10th, this constantly cold Kansan is standing next to the lake an hour north of Toronto trout fishing. Not ice fishing as you’d imagine, but using a 9’ fly rod and cast a leech patterned fly into open water around the dam. Second day of record temps, 12 degrees and sunny! And the second […]Read More »
Mayor of Toronto Olivia Chow! The Queen of carbon monoxide herself, The Right or Left Honorable Olivia Chow. Oh, c’mon Robert, she’s all about green and trees and tree huggers and peace on earth, good will blah blah So here’s why she’s the only nomination. Bike Lanes. I repeat: BIKE LANES Another OMG Robert, bike […]Read More »
‘Welcome to Toronto….just don’t effing stay here! ”And other words of wisdom from today’s Uber driver.
Thats right, I’m now getting advice from Uber drivers. Every Wednesday I usually head to downtown Toronto to have a pretty young doctor stick needles into my spine…supposedly to alleviate pain. Thats not a joke. And if you’ve ever driven in downtown TO you’ll soon realize Uber is the only sane way to go. Or […]Read More »
As the year winds to a close it’s a great time to take a well-deserved deep breath. Business is slowing down as the occasional invaders from outside die off with the frost, but a great long Indian Summer helped fill the coffers with an extra treatment here and there. In retrospect not a bad year […]Read More »
I kinda overheard a video conference between members of SPMAO and a call to arms against the “environmentalist” now attempting to ban rodenticides in Toronto and the rest of the province. “These people mean business” no duh A call to arms! Can you stop the eventual banning of rodenticides? Judging by the recent success in […]Read More »
Well, with a couple of caveats: Time is irrelevant , it may take 3 life cycles or say 4-6 months. How much do I charge? How much do you have? 😉 And Health Canada reclassifies what actually constitutes a pesticide, and adopt a system where “Generally Regarded As Safe” products are outside this new definition […]Read More »
It’s 3:25 am, another night of not sleeping, and i just devoured a left over hot dog and a homemade chocolate shake. so you lie awake at night and your mind roams. And tonite I’m dwelling on all the ”cide” words, which generally regard killing something. Herbicide, pesticide, homicide, genocide, biocide, even molluscicide of all […]Read More »
It’s gotta be the age, or post C19, or something that makes time seem to fly by. What happened to the summer, and all the fun bugs that go with it? Anyone see uptick in overall treatments? “Not really” or ”meh” is the answer I get most of in the back. Ants? Plenty hot enough, […]Read More »
The city of Toronto has just had an environmental event with contaminated water breaching a local waterway that feeds into Lake Ontario. A large chemical supplier/warehouse catches fire, and in order to contain the 7 alarm inferno from other chemical warehouses a vast amount of water was thrown at the blaze. The end result was […]Read More »