Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
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University of Maryland, College Park
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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The size of the campus grounds :
1,250 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
1,250 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Maintenance practices are developed with acknowledgement of the heavy use the landscape receives for recreational and academic purposes. Plant health is emphasized over pest control, and an environmentally sensitive system of integrated pest management is used to keep pest populations below acceptable thresholds. Recycling of organic material helps to build better soils and better plant health, and compliments Maryland’s goal of using minimal pesticides.
Since January 2011, staff members from all different departments have volunteered to adopt specific areas on campus in order to reduce chemical use in those areas. Any staff member interested in reducing chemical use is encouraged to volunteer. Maryland also holds large-scale student volunteer activities, such as weed removal to control pests.

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

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