|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
The size of the campus grounds :
The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :
Of our 202 acres on main campus, all are managed using principles espoused by IPM. For over fifteen years, Middlebury’s landscape program has been moving in the direction of becoming as organic and pesticide-free as possible given time and resource considerations. The College has intentionally greatly reduced our use of pesticides on campus, and is committed to continuing that trend with a philosophy on the main campus that chemicals be used only as a last resort.
The College subscribes to the Integrated Pest Management approach to plant pest control. This entails the limiting of vectors for infestation and growth and includes planting resistant species, limiting monocultures, limiting the introduction of pests, and generally providing for a healthy horticultural environment. When pesticides must be applied to protect the campus beauty or the safety of students, the College employs the least toxic chemicals sufficient to meet the need.
The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available: