IPM in Schools for Landscape and Grounds Managers

Pest Management In and Around Structures April 18, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

School Grounds

Most schools place great importance to the landscape and grounds associated with their buildings. A healthy and functional landscape complements the school buildings and enhances the learning and working environment.  Pests and pesticides used in the landscape can migrate indoors, or affect children and adults who play or work in the area. This module, conveniently divided into four lessons, is specifically organized for landscape and grounds staff who have an important responsibility in the school IPM plan.  The lessons discuss practices to maintain healthy landscapes and turf, physical, cultural and biological pest control methods, and identification of common landscape and turf weeds, insects and diseases.

Learning On Your Own

If your aim is to teach yourself this information, you will prefer this version of these presentations. They have been embedded in this page for your convenience, or they can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or phone to be viewed at a later time. The lessons are available for download in both a PowerPoint and a PDF version. 

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Presentations to Help You Teach

Is this a topic that you would like to teach in a classroom setting?  These presentations provide talking points in the slide notes and keep the slides concise. You can customize the PowerPoint versions to fit your needs.

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LESSON 1 | LESSON 2 | LESSON 3 | LESSON 4 |  SAMPLE QUESTIONS  

PDF iconBest Management Practices for Athletic Fields & School Grounds for the Northeast.pdf

PDF iconTop 12 Pests in Lawn and Garden Midwest.pdf

 

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 1 of 4

In this lesson you will learn about the basic concepts of integrated pest management for school grounds. We will cover the Zone Management approach, and the basic principles behind cultural, physical and biological controls. You will also learn how you can prevent pests moving into your campus by controlling the outdoor environment.

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LESSON 2 of 4

In this second lesson on turf management you will learn more about specific cultural practices. Mowing, fertilization, irrigation, soil analysis, aeration and overseeding will be discussed.

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LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 3 of 4

In this third lesson you will learn how to identify plant species suited for site specific areas. There is a brief review of turfgrass and best management practices. You will learn how to identify and manage some of the most common turfgrass weeds, turfgrass insects, and vertebrate pests.

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LESSON 4 of 4  

In this fourth and final lesson on turfgrass management you will learn about turf diseases. This lesson will also cover ways to help reduce turfgrass diseases and best management practices to maintain a healthy soil and turf area.

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More Presentations

Looking to educate specific personnel at your school? Look no further.
The following presentations in this series were specially designed for your school faculty and staff.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS    ●   TEACHERS   ●   CUSTODIAL STAFF
NURSING STAFF  ●  FOOD SERVICE STAFF   ●   MAINTENANCE STAFF
FACILITY MANAGERS  ●   LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS STAFF

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