Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.18
Liaison Allen Bottorff
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Valencia College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Deborah Green
Director of Sustainability
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The size of the campus grounds :
456 Acres

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

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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