|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management
Director 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) :
Valencia College Grounds Services Departments follow an integrated pest management plan using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s four-tiered approach to integrated pest management as follows:
1) Set action thresholds - Valencia College Grounds Services Departments will use a threshold of greater than 65% infestation prior to instituting chemical control.
2) Monitoring - The Grounds Services Departments will monitor and identify pests on a routine basis.
3) Prevention - IPM programs work to manage the crop, lawn, or indoor space to prevent pests from becoming a threat. The Design Choices and Cultural Practices described in these guidelines are Prevention measures.
4) Control - The college uses mechanical control, such as trapping or weeding, and where chemical treatment seems to be the only resort, organic and biological controls are preferentially chosen.
The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:
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