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Poll: Readers handle pesticide applications themselves

Published on 08 April 2019

Most Progressive Forage readers handle pesticide applications with their employees.

In a recent online poll, Progressive Forage asked, “Do you hire a third party for pesticide applications or do it yourself?”

Only 10.5 percent said they hire a private applicator. Another 18.2 percent said they hire it out to the co-op or fertilizer company. A quarter of readers (25.5 percent) said they do some themselves and hire out the rest. The majority, 45.8 percent, typically handle pesticide applications themselves, with help from their employees.  end mark

Do you hire a third party for pesticide applications or do it yourself?

  • I hire it out to the co-op (or fertilizer company): 18.2%

  • I hire a private applicator: 10.5%

  • My employees and I handle it: 45.8%

  • Some of both – hire it out and do some myself: 25.5%

 

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