A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests
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.
It makes you wonder how many people (including children) sat around in a committee, eating tax dollar donuts, did it take to come up with a definition for ”residential”? This ones from Demand CS 11.2 Animal Housing (such as poultry and livestock housing) For indoor applications to residential areas (where the general public, including children […]
Step one: renege on the deal brokered at your daughters shindig Step two: enact a new law that all golf courses can only have 15 holes Step three: build to your hearts content on the 90 hectares of land freed by making rich fat cats play 3 holes twice! There you go. Green Belt saved. […]
To try to interpret the damn things. I know I’m getting old and dumb(er) but I swear the Direction for Use labels for new products, and those recently reviewed, makes it harder to actually use the product. In a recent poll, nearly 75% of the PCO’s residing in the US read the label, compared to […]
I took the above picture last night as the sun was starting to set. Simply beautiful for a split second, with time and hour and planets lined up just right. like a tiny moment of Zen. 10 seconds later a yellow jacket hit the web and a short battle ensued, with the spider using all […]
A picture in the Sunday NYT (New York Times) yesterday shows a young woman with all the garb taking a refresher target practice course. Honing hers skills with a .38 S&W. Police Force maybe? Security Guard? NCIS? FBI? CSI Miami? Nope nope nope A kindergarten teacher. I repeat, kinder…garten…teacher. Big lined paper…check Crayons…check Weekly readers…check […]
I was out walking Blu and Lucy “The Hellhound” around the neighborhood when I came across this little creature. Not one, but thousands European Firebug, Look at the perfection in the markings. Millions of years of evolution have led to an art no one can duplicate. Seems winters are longer, milder. Summer is short […]
But I’m really having a hard time with this one. The ugly looking pile on my desk, with the fine Corinthian leather, is a document allowing me to participate in a tender with a government agency helping those that need some help. And help in servicing and procuring products in their pest prevention program. I […]
After being chastised for being waaaaay off topic and outside the realm of pest control, I calmly corrected the former employee that it is Robert’s Rants. Not “Percy’s Perspective on Pesticides” . So who has boundaries? Not I said the little red Robbie. But actually, banning abortions is pest related, you just need to follow […]
So 9 conservative Supreme Court justices are changing the rights of women to control their own destinies and bodies. All in one little vote and signing a decision. Did you see they’re smiling photo shoot? The pasty ass smiles killed me. 9 people nominated by 1 or 2 old men, and approved by another 100 […]