Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.72
Liaison Robert St.Onge
Submission Date July 19, 2011
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Okanagan College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Graham Kershaw
Manager, Property Services
Campus Development & Facilities Management
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The size of the campus grounds :
16.59 Hectares

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :
All plants, shrubs and trees are purchased according to their compatibility to our natural environment. Preference is given to native plants and drought tolerant species. The college works closely with the city and regional districts in monitoring seasonal infestations. Turf areas are treated with granular corn gluten for annual seed germination suppression. Alfalfa – maize 5-1-5 and sea kelp extract are used as fertilizers. “Zeba” a moisture retention product is used in planters and overly arid areas. In conjunction with sunshine, horticultural vinegar is used to control weeds in paved areas. Additionally annual aeration and top dressing using organic mulch help to sustain the turfed areas. Trees are monitored by certified arborists. As an example, in the spring of 2010 an infestation of aphids populating the maple trees was treated using water sprays where feasible and ladybugs on the trees in the courtyard.

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