Orange County School IPM
Baglia, Rosemarie S.; Weiner, Diana K.
To determine the awareness level, knowledge, and current status of IPM practices in Orange County schools. Conducted a survey of school superintendents, administrators, and building and grounds personnel to assess their level of awareness and knowledge of IPM principles, and current school IPM practices. A follow-up survey is planned for 2001. To develop IPM educational programs for schools to increase the level of awareness and knowledge of IPM principles, and enable school personnel to make informed decisions regarding pest control methods. Utilized survey results to develop a school IPM educational program tailored to meet the educational needs of Orange County school personnel. A school IPM workshop was conducted to address the educational needs of school personnel (November 15, 2000, 30 attendees). This workshop focused on pesticide regulations, developing school IPM policies, and structural IPM issues. Workshop evaluations were conducted and analyzed. Another workshop is planned for February 2001 to address athletic field issues and ornamental IPM.
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Communication; Schools