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http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu. Increasing Adoption of Reduced Risk Practices in the Production of Woody Ornamentals. Norm Leppla, Rebecca McNair and Dan Sonke UF, IFAS, IPM Program. Status of Project.

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Http ipm ifas ufl edu

http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu.

Increasing Adoption of Reduced Risk Practices in the Production of Woody Ornamentals

Norm Leppla, Rebecca McNair and Dan Sonke

UF, IFAS, IPM Program


Status of project

Status of Project

  • History of project-Cherry Lake, IFAS, IPM Institute of North America, EPA (11/07/02)

  • Market-driven- Customers for IPM plants

  • Voluntary- Market niche, reduced risk

  • Working Group- Growers, IFAS, IPM Institute, EPA, DACS, FNGA, Others

  • Timetable- Two years (see grant proposal)

  • Florida Application- Region, Nation


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Objectives of the Project

To create a measurable increase in the number of producers of woody ornamentals using reduced risk practices and products by creating a credible IPM certification program

  • Create a multi-stakeholder working group to provide oversight and direction

  • Draft general, region-specific guidelines or standards

  • Draft quantitative evaluation criteria specific to woody ornamentals in Florida

  • Provide incentives for use of reduced-risk options

  • Train independent inspectors to evaluate applicants

  • Create educational materials to inform consumers about IPM and the accomplishments of certified producers


Eco labeling components

Eco-Labeling Components

3rd Party

Auditor

Certification

Eco-Label

Chain of

Custody

Standards

Education &

Outreach

Marketing


Content components

Content Components

Standards

Pesticide Risk Reduction

BioIPM Adoption

Fair Return to Growers

Transparency

Soil & Water Conservation

Under

Consideration

Social and Energy


Eccounting system

Eccounting System

Principle:Pesticide Risk Reduction

Criteria:Pesticide Toxicity by Land Area

Standard:1200 Toxicity Units per Acre

Metric:Toxicity Units


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Eccounting System

10%

Better Toxicity Score


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Eco-Label Eccounting Example


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