Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.76 / 2.00 Robert Chavez
Director: CAS Operations
Cap Assets: Env Hlth & Safety
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The size of the campus grounds :
738 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

All grounds maintenance is driven by IPM Principles. We do not treat any pests or areas unless it has become an issue. The surveys we use are most often visual, or incident driven. An example - NAU Grounds uses no pesticides unless we have a complaint or hazard situation (i.e. Bees or wasps attacking bystanders). We live trap all animal pests & relocate with the exception of gophers, these are kill trapped. We incorporate cultural practices such as mowing/weed eating and manual removal of weeds whenever possible. Our herbicide program incorporates pre-emergents in most landscaped areas, and spot treatment of weeds. By keeping on a regular schedule we are able to increase the areas covered while using the least amount of chemical possible. Through experimentation over a several year period, we have chosen the least toxic chemicals that maintain effective control, and apply at the lowest effective rate.

NAU’s food procurement service Sodexo - Sodexo Sustainability Brochure in the Local Produce and Sustainability section. Sodexo is committed to aligning with our manufacture and distributor partners who actively support the action of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is the process of pesticide reduction and management which is a highly sustainable process to reduce run-off into our global water supplies.

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

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