Here are the reader poll results from the question posted throughout April on the Grounds Maintenance Web site,

Do you employ minors? Yes. 38%
No, because of legal implications and child care labor law restrictions. 24%
No, because of the need for close supervision. 6%
No, because they are unreliable. 6%
No, because they are too immature and exhibit poor judgement. 14%
No, because they can't use motorized equipment. 9%

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Where do you get most of your irrigation training?

A. In-house training provided by my company.

B. Books.

C. On the Internet.

D. Trade association (Irrigation Association, GCSAA, etc.) seminars or workshops.

E. College or university courses.

F. Manufacturers.

G. Local distributors.

H. Trade magazine articles.

I. Owner manuals.

J. Irrigation consultants.

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