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Author(s):Watson, Rich
Author Affiliation:Grounds Supervisor, Pine Hill Public Schools and Member, SFMANJ Board of Directors
Title:An SFMANJ member's prepared testimony concerning New Jersey's proposed "Safe Playing Fields Act"
Source:Update [New Jersey]. Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2011, p. 9, 12.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Pennsville, NJ: Sports Field Managers Association of New Jersey
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Cost comparison; Integrated pest management; Organizations; Pesticide usage legislation; Political advocacy; School turf; Sports turf safety; State legislation
Abstract/Contents:Presents a testimony by Rich Watson, a New Jersey grounds supervisor, in opposition to the New Jersey Senate's proposed "Safe Playing Fields Act," which could potentially ban all pesticide use on New Jersey athletic fields. Suggests that integrated pest management (IPM) programs already in place at New Jersey school districts are sufficient, and notes that many organic and biological treatment alternatives are too expensive and not cost effective for schools. States that "the bottom line is we run a well rounded turf program in Pine Hill. The charge that schools are needlessly using lawn pesticides does not apply in our district."
Note:Reprint appears in Clippings & Green World, 78(1) Spring 2011, p. 10, 16
"Speech at New Jersey State Assembly Enovironment and Solid Waste Committee Hearing in Trenton, NJ on Thursday, February 10,2011"
Geographic Terms:New Jersey
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Watson, R. 2011. An SFMANJ member's prepared testimony concerning New Jersey's proposed "Safe Playing Fields Act". Update [New Jersey]. 11(1):p. 9, 12.
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