|Submission Date||March 27, 2013|
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
Director of University Sustainability
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) :
Purdue provides integrated pest management with in-house staff. Outdoors, Supervisors inspect turf and shrubs on a regular basis to assess the health of plants and are watchful for pest presence / damage. Indoors, Building Managers report pest problems through the building work order system. Non-chemical strategies and approaches are implemented prior to resorting to chemical use. Pesticides will be applied only as needed, mainly as a curative treatment, using low impact products when applicable. If a chemical application is required, spot spraying is utilized instead of general full coverage approach, and the least hazardous pesticide should be selected. Staff who apply regulated pesticides maintain their Indiana 3A and/or 3B certifications. Application equipment is regularly calibrated and he label’s directions are always followed when applying any product. Records are kept of all chemical applications.
The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available: