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Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Nov. 22, 2011
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Bowdoin College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Spencer Eusden
Sustainable Bowdoin Assistant
Sustainable Bowdoin
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The size of the campus grounds :
205 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Facilities Management at Bowdoin monitors all turf areas and landscape materials for pests, weeds, fungus, etc. and reacts to what they find. Certain areas have greater monitoring than others, such as athletic fields, main quad, and around other academic buildings. These areas have a lower threshold of tolerance for pests, etc and get treated accordingly. Bowdoin's Facilities Managment cultural practices are such to maintain healthy plants or dense turf to prevent weeds or pests an opportunity to get established. Some examples of this plan are; trimming trees, fertilizing turf, aerating lawns, and maintaining proper moisture levels in the soil to help maintain healthy plants.

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

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