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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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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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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
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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

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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.

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

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

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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
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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
ecolabeling costs and benefits
Ecolabeling Costs and Benefits

EVALUATION

SAVE $ ON PRODUCTION

EDUCATION

HIGHER VALUE COMMODITY

LIABILITY PROTECTION

IMPLEMENTATION

QUALITY ASSURANCE

ENVIRON. STEWARDSHIP

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