Lean & Green: Best Management Practices for School Grounds
Posted: July 8, 2011
The topic, offered in response to growing parental concerns regarding their children’s exposure to pesticides, attracted twenty-seven participants. They included school and university maintenance employees, landscape contractors that manage school grounds, and parks employees. Sessions on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools and for landscape ornamentals on their grounds were complimented by a field walk and demonstrations. Dr. Jennifer Grant, Coordinator–New York State IPM Program, emphasized the importance and process for communicating a grounds management plan to administrators, school boards, parents and staff.
This program was sponsored by:
• The IPM Institute of North America through a grant from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency
• The USDA Northeastern IPM Center,
• IPM in Schools Work Group
• New York State IPM Program/Cornell University
• Penn State Extension
• Pennsylvania IPM Program/Penn State University
For further information, on a related subject, you may want to consider the Ornamental Pest Walkabout scheduled for Monday, August 1st from 2 to 4pm. Follow this link http://www.cvent.com/events/ornamental-pest-walkabout/event-summary-448d33cae56d43c6a4688c0aa88bdd6d.aspx for program details.