|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||March 14, 2012|
Truman State University
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Director, Phyiscal Plant
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) :
Herbicides (for weeds in turf areas and planting beds):
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):
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:
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