Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Jenny McNamara
Sustainability Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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The size of the campus grounds :
49 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Portland State University Outdoor Pest Management Program strives
to minimize the use of pesticides while ensuring balanced protection
of human, horticultural and environmental health. To accomplish
this, the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) are utilized
on campus grounds.

This PSU Integrated Pest Management Plan for the Outdoor Environment applies to all pest control activities and pesticide use on university grounds and landscaping. Recipients of this plan include faculty, staff, and employees including landscape contractors who monitor and/or treat
pest problems.

IPM Plan Goals include:

Consideration of the relationship between pest biology and pest management methods.
Consideration of alternative physical, mechanical, or biological control pest management methods before chemical pesticides are used.
Improved methods for pest controls, in consideration of the impact on human health and the environment.
Continued evaluation of the integrated pest management program.
Continued training and education.

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

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