Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Carrie Metzgar
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.39 / 2.00 Alonso Noble
Assistant Superintendent
Facilities Management
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The size of the campus grounds :
1,200 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :
UC San Diego uses and is consistent with the following definition of integrated pest management (IPM). A pest management strategy that focuses on long-term prevention or suppression of pest problems through a combination of techniques such as encouraging biological control, the use of resistant varieties, and the adoption of alternate cultural practices (such as modification of irrigation or pruning to make the habitat less conducive to pest development). Pesticides are used only when careful monitoring indicates they are needed according to pre-established guidelines, treatment thresholds, or to prevent pests from significantly interfering with the purposes for which plants are being grown.

UC San Diego promotes the following Best Management Practices for IPM: If pesticides are to be used, the campus uses the least toxic and most effective, products and uses organic based products whenever possible. UC San Diego is dedicated to pursuing the reduction and elimination of the use of pesticides by utilizing the signal word "Warning and Danger". The campus is and will continue to be on the forefront of sustainable landscape management.

Also, Landscape Services employs the use of mulch for weed prevention and moisture retention thereby reducing the need to irrigate more often. Landscape technicians are also directed to pull weeds whenever possible to reduce the use of chemicals.

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

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