Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
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University of Utah
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Susan Pope
Grounds Supervisor
Landscape Maintenance
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The size of the campus grounds :
1,535 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
1,535 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

The University of Utah has not adopted a formal policy for IPM, but the Supervisor of Landscape Maintenance, Sue Pope has been trained in IPM. Her department follows the following best practices:

· Thresholds: Chemicals are only used in the landscape as a last resort if the economic value of the landscape is jeopardized or if there is a perceived threat to human health and safety.

· Pest populations are monitored through visual inspections.

· Prevention: The pest population is kept under control by removing excess debris and pruning to improve plant health. In addition, a housekeeping protocol under Plant Operations Janitorial department minimizes the need for pest control in the interior spaces.

· Control: When chemicals are required, their use is documented with standardized record-keeping and applied only according to the label and manufacturer’s instructions.

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

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