Thursday, July 12, 2012

Outdoor and Field School IPM

The challenges of outdoor pest management are discussed, beginning with dumpsters and waste disposal areas, recycling areas, rodent management, the importance of the elimination of standing water, and school fields.
School lawns are often multifunctional as athletic fields, picnic sites, outdoor classrooms and general recreational areas for the community. Heavy use of lawns and athletic fields causes stress that predisposes grass to attack by weeds, insects, pathogens and moles. As a result, many different pesticides are often applied to school lawns. Because the bodies of children may be in direct contact with the grass, the use of pesticides on these lawns is of increasing concern to parents and health professionals. However, coaches and school administrators are under pressure to ensure the quality and safety of turf fields for use by students and the community. What can be done to address the cause of turf problems rather than treating the symptoms?
Managing turfgrass pests must not depend entirely on chemical inputs (fertilizer, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides), but should incorporate a variety of non-chemical/cultural techniques. This webinar will show you how to incorporate IPM into the school’s daily outdoor management routine. Success also requires active working relationships between the IPM coordinator, school administrators and those responsible for turfgrass care.


Outdoor and Field School IPM


Tuesday, August 28, 2012


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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