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Norm Leppla, UF, IFAS, IPM Florida, Dan Sonke, Protected Harvest & Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America. Increasing Adoption of IPM in the Production of Woody Ornamentals.

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Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Norm Leppla, UF, IFAS, IPM Florida, Dan Sonke, Protected Harvest & Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America

Increasing Adoption of IPM in the Production of Woody Ornamentals


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

IPM Florida provides statewide, interdisciplinary and inter-unit coordination and assistance for UF, IFAS integrated pest management research, extension and education faculty


Organization of project

Organization of Project

  • History of project-Cherry Lake, IFAS, IPM Inst. N. America, EPA (11/07/02)

  • Market-driven- Customers for IPM plants

  • Voluntary- Market niche

  • Working Group- Growers, IFAS, IPM Institute, EPA, FDACS, FNGA, others

  • Timetable- Two years

  • Florida Application- Regional, national


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Site Visit


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Land Grant Role in

IPM Certification

“The Land Grand Universities have a responsibility to be involved in facilitator, educator, and expert roles in developing IPM guidelines but not in any certification role” (Indianapolis, IN, April 23-24, 1997)


Tactics of ipm

Tactics of IPM

Sustainability

Cultural Practices

Biological Control

Chemical Control

Physical Methods


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Aspects of IPM


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Objective: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.


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Credible!


Eco labeling components

Eco-labeling Components

3rd Party

Auditor

Certification

Eco-Label

Chain of

Custody

Standards

Education &

Outreach

Marketing


Eco labeling goals

Eco-labeling Goals

Standards

Pesticide Risk Reduction

Bio-IPM 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


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Distribution of Toxicity Score (90 Growers)

10%

Better Toxicity Score


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Woody Ornamentals Workgroup


Tasks at hand

Tasks at Hand…

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

  • Draft region-specific guidelines or standards.

  • Draft quantitative evaluation criteria specific to woody ornamentals in Florida.

  • Provide incentives for reduced-risk options.

  • Train independent inspectors to evaluate applicants.

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


Ecolabeling steps responsibilities

Ecolabeling Steps & Responsibilities

CERTIFICATION

3rd Party Certifier

STANDARDS

CHAIN OF CUSTODY

  • Working Group

  • (Growers)

  • Growers

  • Shippers

  • Retailers

  • Landscapers

MARKETING

Growers

Marketing Consultants


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Reduce Pesticide Use and Risk Through IPM

  • Biological Knowledge

  • Monitoring and Inspection

  • Act to Control Pests When Necessary

  • Choose Least-Risk Options

  • Long-Term, Preventative Practices

  • Evaluation and Records

  • Pesticide Management

  • Continual Improvement


Protect soil and water

Protect Soil and Water

  • Nutrient Management

  • Irrigation Management


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Increasing Adoption of IPM in the Production of Woody Ornamentals

  • Cherry Lake landscape architects course

  • Evaluation of IPM practices in urban turfgrass

  • Florida Nurserymen, Growers and Landscape Association certification

  • UF, IFAS Doctor of Plant Medicine students

  • Ornamental Outlook and Extension pub’s


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Increasing Adoption of IPM in the Production of Woody Ornamentals


Ecolabeling costs and benefits

Ecolabeling Costs and Benefits

EVALUATION

SAVE $ ON PRODUCTION

EDUCATION

HIGHER VALUE COMMODITY

LIABILITY PROTECTION

IMPLEMENTATION

QUALITY ASSURANCE

ENVIRON. STEWARDSHIP


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

Eco-Labels


Increasing adoption of ipm in the production of woody ornamentals

http://ipm.ifas.ufl.edu


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