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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
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