Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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Iowa State University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cathy Brown
Assistant Director of Campus Physical Planning
Facilities Planning and Management
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The size of the campus grounds :
1,795 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
1,795 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

The University uses integrated pest management practices; staff is trained to scout and monitor pests and diseases, to avoid the use of pesticides unless there is an economic impact from a pest population i.e., the loss of a plant or tree and target pest control to specific problem or area. Cultivation practices, such as mulch, are used as an initial strategy to promote plant vigor and reduce weed growth. Cosmetic damages to a plant are accepted if there will not be long term effects.
This practice involves:
1. Proper knowledge and ID of target pest and life cycles.
2. Closely monitoring and scouting for pests and population.
3. Application of controls that are most effective and when populations warrant.
4. Control measures that do not injure non-target organisms or the environment.

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

The campus property consists of a variety of land used to support the mission of the university: academic, research, outreach, residential, student life, recreation, athletics and natural areas. The level of maintenance performed on these areas varies greatly and responds to the use of each area.

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