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Define IPM:

IPM or Integrated Pest Management is an informed, sustainable approach to managing plants and pests by combining cultural, biological, physical and chemical tactics in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.

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Why Practice IPM? 

 To have a Proactive, Dynamic and Holistic program to manage your turf.  One that takes the whole ecosystem into consideration and provides the best practices for your entire site.  

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What is an Economic advantage to IPM? 

Offers cost-benefit analysis to determine the most economical approach to plant health

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What are the Environmental advantages to IPM? 

  • Minimizes ecosystem disruption using ecologically based programs
  • Usually reduces total pesticide use

4

What Public Relations advantage do you have using an IPM? 

  • Documents complex science-based decisions needed to manage plants and plant systems

5

What are the Professional Advantages of using IPM? 

  • Processed approach to organized, planned responses to risk
  • Contract between client and crew about how decisions are made and what results should be expected

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Why is Site Assesment important im IPM? 

  • Complete evaluation of management area
  • Includes key plants and all other conditions
  • Documents current situation
  • Results in map

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Why is a Monitoring Program important to have for IPM?

  • Regular inspection of the area allows you to detect problem areas as well as evaluate how treated areas are doing. 
  • Uses current science as a guide

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What is it important to have Decision Making Guidelines as part of your IPM? 

Sets threshholds or tolerance levels for making informed decisions. Uses current science as a guide. 

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What is involved when you have an Intervention Plan for your IPM? 

It Identifies management options:

  • Uses current science as guide
  • Seeks least toxic approach
  • Chooses proper tools
  • Organizes treatments
  • Optimizes practices

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Why is Record Keeping important for IPM?

  • Builds historical record
  • Determines the success of management tactics
  • Determines the effectiveness of treatments
  • Provides cost-benefit analysis
  • Leads to good planning
  • For regulatory requirements

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Why is it important to have Education as part of the IPM? 

  • Employee and client
  • Ongoing program to keep up with new science and technology
  • Leads to good planning
  • Sound decision-making
  • Realistic expectaions