Putting IPM to Work in Schools and Institutions
There is increasing awareness of and interest in reducing pesticide use in schools, institutions and public places. Most of the schools in the Clinton, Essex and Franklin County region are small and grounds staff is unable to attend regional turf programs offered in Albany. They need a day-long program within an hour’s drive to learn about IPM programs and how they could put them to work in their facilities. Some schools have adopted a “no pesticide” policy. One school had a chemically sensitive student who had to be tutored at home. The interest and need for this kind of program is definitely there.
New York State IPM Program
Community IPM; Communication; Schools; Buildings; Turfgrass; Athletic Fields; Landscapes; Humans and Pets