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Liaison Sarah Waddle
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2011
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Earlham College
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Cindy Callahan
Assistant Director of Facilities
Facilities
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The size of the campus grounds :
160.60 Acres

The size of campus grounds that are maintained in accordance with a four-tiered IPM plan :
160.60 Acres

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

A) Pest Management Service
The Earlham College carry on procedures for pest control monthly in the entire campus (tunnels and basements all buildings) and including the cafeteria.

B) Turf Maintenance Service
Follows the schedule:

April
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (18-24-12) and Core Aeration plus overseeding)
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (18-24-12) and Core Aeration plus overseeding)
iii) Soil samples are taken and sent to lab for analysis

May
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (0.25 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Overseeding.
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (0.25 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Overseeding.

June
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization and Core Aeration.
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization and Core Aeration.
iii)Initial fungicide application

July
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (0.5 lb of N per 1000 sq ft)
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (0.5 lb of N per 1000 sq ft)
iii)Follow-up fungicide applications as needed

August
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (0.75 lb of N per 1000 sq ft)
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (0.75 lb of N per 1000 sq ft)
iii)Follow-up fungicide applications as needed

September
i)Football Fields: Fertilization (32-5-7)
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (32-5-7)

October
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (1.0 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Core Aeration
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (1.0 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Core Aeration

November
i)Football Fields (game and practice): Fertilization (1.0 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Core Aeration plus overseeding
ii)Soccer/ Field Hockey/ Lacrosse: Fertilization (1.0 lb of N per 1000 sq ft) and Core Aeration plus overseeding

OBS = water-soluble solutions of the indicated fertilizers were used for fertilization.

C)Other cultivated grounds
We use chemical control as a last resort. We are careful to evaluate the possible threat that each pest might represent. During the summer, we focus on weeding and pruning around the campus. When possible, we manually remove the pest such as bag worms removal from trees and weeds removal, when possible. We try to use the least caustic form of removal.
When planning the landscaped areas, we prioritize pest-resistant cultivars. In addition to that, when we fertilize the grounds, we use cow manure and peat moss instead of other types of fertilizers.


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