School IPM Outreach and Research Activities, NYS IPM Program, 2016
Braband, Lynn; Lampman, Joellen; Gangloff-Kaufmann, Jody; Frye, Matthew; Marvin, Debra
NYS schools need assistance in reducing risks to children and others from both pests and the overuse of pesticides. In 2016, NYS IPM Program activities have resulted in school personnel becoming better informed and able to implement IPM in their school districts. Managing geese on school grounds was the focus of a demonstration project including the production and wide distribution of a fact sheet. A school IPM assessment tool was developed and will be piloted in 2017. The NYS IPM Program made several blogs and tweets throughout the year with IPM stories of relevance to the state’s schools and childcare facilities. NYS IPM Program staff made visits to several schools trouble shooting specific pest-related situations, collaborated on a multi-state school turf overseeding research project, and were involved in statewide and national collaborations involving school IPM outreach.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Community IPM; Athletic Fields; Turfgrass; Daycare Centers