Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 26.19
Liaison Donna Liss
Submission Date March 14, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Truman State University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Karl Schneider
Director, Phyiscal Plant
Physical Plant
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The size of the campus grounds :
200 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Herbicides (for weeds in turf areas and planting beds):

Action threshold:
No action unless weed infestations are over 5% of turf area or planting bed area, only in the highest visibility locations.

Monitor and identify:
It is the Grounds Manager’s responsibility to monitor turf areas and planting beds monthly throughout the growing season and evaluate any indications of potential weed problems.

Healthy turf management practices are always followed, including aerification, overseeding and appropriate fertilization, including pre-emergent products. In planting beds, weed barriers are installed for new beds and mulch is used in all beds.

For turf: weed treatment (herbicide application) is limited to affected areas and is done in accordance with herbicide manufacturer instructions.
In planting beds, mechanical weeding is done for minor or moderate infestations. Herbicide is only used for major infestations in high visibility locations.

Pesticides (rarely used for grubs and moles):

Action threshold:
No action unless there is a significant presence on athletic fields, only.

Monitor and Identify:
It is the Grounds Manager’s responsibility to monitor fields monthly throughout the growing season and evaluate any indications potential pest problems.


If necessary, pesticide will be applied to affected areas only, in accordance with pesticide manufacturer instructions.

The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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