Category Archives: Integrated Pest Mgmt

Water, Water Everywhere … But Less Of It Every Day

“It is commonly assumed that the world’s water supply is huge and infinite. This assumption is false. In fact, of all the water on Earth, only 2.5 percent is fresh water, and available freshwater represents less than half of 1 percent of the world’s total water stock. The rest is seawater, or inaccessible in ice caps, ground water and soil. This supply is finite.” –from The Global Water Crisis and the Commodification of the World’s Water Supply, A Special Report … Continue reading

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Plan The Work, Work The Plan

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series about Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs aimed at minimizing, not eliminating, the use of pesticides on sports fields and other public property. The author is the Director of Leisure Services in Peachtree City, Ga., and he is taking us play-by-play through his efforts to formulate an effective IPM program. As reported previously in this column, the city of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, hired full-time IPM Technician Tanya Steffler in 2004, and … Continue reading

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Spring Ahead To Healthy Turf

If the goal is healthy, quality turf without the use of pesticides, implementing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program is a way to get the desired results. IPM programs have been used for gardens and greenhouses for years, and can be implemented any place where pesticides have been used. The goal is to reduce pesticide use while keeping the plants healthy, making them less susceptible to pests (weeds, insects, disease). This type of program provides thick, healthy turf, and isn’t … Continue reading

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Integrated Pest Management Update

Editor’s note: This article is part of an on-going series focused on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. It‘s aimed at minimizing, not eliminating, the use of pesticides on sports fields. The author is Director of Leisure Services in Peachtree City, Ga., and is taking us play-by-play through his efforts to formulate an effective IPM program for sports fields. Shortly after an Integrated Pest Management series was launched in the July issue of Parks & Rec Business, a reader contacted me … Continue reading

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Integrated Pest Management Update

After articles about IPM began to appear in Parks & Rec Business, Clint Waltz, Ph.D., the educational program organizer of the Georgia Turfgrass Association (GTA), contacted me about participating in a couple of sessions. Clint is the Extension Turfgrass Specialist at the University of Georgia. He had attended the Pesticide Workshop in Peachtree City in November 2005, and I had consulted him on a few occasions since then. His angle on IPM interested me; he suggested that I talk about … Continue reading

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