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Author(s):Gaddo, Randy
Author Affiliation:Parks, Recreation and Library Services, Peachtree City, Georgia
Title:Integrated pest management: Balancing stewardship of sports field with stewardship of nature
Source:GTA Today. Vol. 21, No. 3, May/June 2006, p. 1, 10.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Commerce, GA : Georgia Turfgrass Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Integrated pest management; Chemical control; Pesticides; Sports turf maintenance; Selection methods; Chemical safety; Athletic fields; Sports turf safety
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the development of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program "aimed at developing cultural and operational practices and using products that ultimately minimize...the volume of chemicals used to keep...recreational athletic fields maintained." States that the basis of the research is to find if "the chemicals, whether synthetic or organic, used to treat weeds, insects, fungus and other pests" are bad for human health. Discusses a workshop that took place in November of 2005 with a panel of experts and an audience of concerned parents, product dealers and recreation staff members. States that "the bottom line was that FDA [Food and Drug Administration]-approved pesticides applied by licensed applicators...presented no immediate risk to most children." Suggests that there is no clear advantage to using organic rather than synthetic pesticides and that "without prudent study of each product it is chancy to say one is better than the other." States that "since only a minute percentage of the more than 1,500 children using the field complained of symptoms, there didn't seem to be a systemic problem with the pesticides," but that "a minimization of pesticide use is the right thing to do."
See Also:See also Part 2, "Integrated Pest Management update: Parks & Rec Business report yields results! [Part 2]", Parks & Rec Business, 5(2) September 2006, p. 26-28 R=119168 R=119168

See also Part 3[A], "Integrated Pest Management update: Canadian city could serve as model for IPM [Part 3A]", Parks & Rec Business, 5(4) November 2006, p. 26-28 R=120004 R=120004

See also Part 3[B], "Fertigation [Part 3B]", Parks & Rec Buisness, 5(4) September 2006, p. 29 R=120010 R=120010

See also Part 4, "Integrated Pest Management update: Georgia turf growers learn that IPM is "risk management in its purest form [Part 4]", Parks & Rec Business", 5(7) February 2007, p. 22,24 R=120854 R=120854

See also Part 4 "Integrated pest management update: Reader response brings up several very good points [Part 4]" Parks & Rec Business", 5(6) January 2007 R=120506 R=120506
Note:Reprint appears in Parks & Rec Business, 4(12) July 2006, p. 8, 10-11
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Gaddo, R. 2006. Integrated pest management: Balancing stewardship of sports field with stewardship of nature. GTA Today. 21(3):p. 1, 10.
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