Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Steven Johnston
Landscape Superindendent
Landscape Services, Facilities Managment
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The size of the campus grounds :
600 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
600 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

All areas maintained have a four-tiered management system, however all areas are not equal in tolerance and /or action thresholds. These thresholds are based on pedestrian traffic, tolerance thresholds set down by building occupants and historic importance of an area.

Our objective is to survey/monitor selected areas on campus and determine if the thresholds of a pest warrants chemical applications. Also, we incorporate best management practices such as aeration, fertilization and proper irrigation to promote healthy trees, shrubs and turf.

The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:


Site for statewide IPM information and assistance extension center.

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