Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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Gettysburg College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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The size of the campus grounds :
220 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

We use biological, mechanical, cultural, and/or chemical applications to control pests to acceptable levels. First we identify the pest, then establish an acceptable level of control, then evaluate and prescribe available treatments. After treatment we reevaluate control. We use the least toxic control measure available. For example, a colony of purple martins is maintained for insect control. Purple martins are a native species and help maintain acceptable levels of pests.

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

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