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Pest management

Pest management

Grounds maintenance staff are responsible for the control of organisms that damage the aesthetics and health of plants or negatively impact the natural ecosystem.

UFV has adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for greenspace management that suppresses pests through a combination of methods that include cultural, physical and biological controls.

The goal is to minimize if not eliminate the use of chemical pesticides.

Grounds staff are involved in prevention strategies, pest identification and monitoring, setting action thresholds, applying appropriate controls, record keeping and evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.

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