DOD-EPA Pesticide Stewardship Partnership. Steve Hopkins, USEPA Office of Pesticide Programs Hopkins.firstname.lastname@example.org 703-308-0334. Integrated Pest Management Pesticide Risk Reduction. For at least 30 years, DoD & Service Guidance mandated Integrated Pest Mangement – Institutionalized!
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Steve Hopkins, USEPA
Office of Pesticide Programs
“Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) techniques (targeted application, low volume foliar spray & mix) can reduce pesticide use by 25% initially. After IVM is established, the need for intervention is reduced because native low-growing plant communities are well established and sustaining. Then herbicide application rates drop by another order of magnitude.” Rick Johnstone, IVM Partners