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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Steve Kendig
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Dayton
OP-9: Integrated Pest Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kurt Hoffmann
Environmental Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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The size of the campus grounds :
373 Acres

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

A brief description of the IPM plan(s) :

Pest control issues are monitored directly by campus staff and in conjunction with regional Ohio State University Extension offices. To prevent pest issues, certain plants are avoided and others are companion planted to maximize natural barriers to infestation. When pests are detected, treatment is only applied once the infestation threatens to to significantly impact campus; most issues are allowed to resolve themselves. When application of a pesticide is necessary, our Grounds department gives preference to applications which minimize risk of exposure to the community. Direct soil injections are preferred over aerosol applications, for example. Our first priority is to avoid use of synthetic chemicals, and as such, natural pest management techniques are routinely examined for efficacy.


The website URL where information about the IPM plan(s) is available:
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