Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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The size of the campus grounds :
559 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

George Mason University (Mason) has several vendors that utilize an Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM) throughout the campuses within its buildings and on its grounds. For Mason's buildings and up to 15 feet of its exterior perimeter, the plan includes education; inspection; exclusion from the interior; client communication; monitoring; sanitation; mechanical and physical control; application of pesticides; quality control; and documentation. Reports are provided four days out of the week with weekly reviews with the vendor's area manager and quarterly reviews with the vendor's regional manager. Mason was inspected by the Virginia Department of Agriculture in March 2011 and no violations were found.

For all turfgrass, ornamental plants and mulched areas, the vendor will inspect, survey and monitor all applicable areas to determine the location, and levels of possible insect and disease infestations. Based on the results of the inspections, the vendor shall notify Mason of the need to apply unscheduled insecticides and fungicides to control insects and diseases which exceed acceptable thresholds and/or may cause damage to, or be detrimental to, plant health. The vendor will recommend the insecticides/ fungicides types, dosage rates, number of applications, and location of areas to be treated to control infestation. The vendor shall not use pesticides that are phytotoxic to the host plants. On occasion, preventative control measures may be required to control potential insect and disease problems considered inevitable due to environmental conditions.

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

George Mason University has submitted acreage data for fiscal year 2010 as its performance year for STARS since fiscal year 2011 data was still being compiled at the time of submission.

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