|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2014|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Sustainability
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 excessive.
3. UNCG begins to take action with less risky pest control options when infestations become large. When the viability of a plant is threatened is targeted spraying of pesticides employed. Should this not work, only then will broadcast spraying be employed. Where pests have become intolerable in the past, systemic insecticides and preventative measures proper cultural practices have been employed.
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 Kevin Siler, Grounds Department at UNCG.