|Submission Date||Feb. 20, 2013|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
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) :
1. The UNCG Grounds Dept. landscapes with plants that are generally known to be disease and insect resistant. Some insect and disease damage can be tolerated if the plants can be kept healthy and vigorous enough so the pests do not seriously harm the plants.
2. UNCG monitors the landscapes to identify any pest problems in order to prevent them from becoming intolerable.
3. UNCG begins to take action with the less risky pest control options when the pests become intolerable. Then
action is taken on a targeted basis. Only when the viability of a plant is threatened is targeted spraying of
pesticides employed and then if that doesn’t work, broadcast spraying will be employed. Where pests have
become intolerable in the past we have used a systemic insecticide and preventative measures such as proper
4. UNCG prefers to rely on natural predators and the above mentioned methods and will take action before damage becomes extensive.
The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:
Information for this credit was received from Chris Fay, Asst. Director for Grounds at UNCG.
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