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Current Pest Management Practices of School Districts in NYS 2000

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Project Leader: Lynn Braband (Community IPM, Geneva, NY)

Collaborators: NYS Dept. Education, NYS Dept. Health, Cornell faculty, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (possibly)

Introduction: Some NYS school districts have successfully adopted IPM. However, other districts have had problems in adopting pesticide-reduction programs or still depend upon "conventional" pesticide treatments. A comprehensive picture of the status of pest management in NYS schools is lacking. Such information is important for gauging pest management needs and as a baseline for measuring changes. results conducted.