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Managing Sports Fields without Pesticides: Assessing the cost and success of alternative management practices and fundamental concepts in Integrated Pest Management, 2012

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Project Leader: Robert E. Portmess, Department of Horticulture, Cornell University

Cooperators: Jon Schoenmaker, Aerway; Jim Dewitt, Bauer; Norm Hummel, Hummel & Co.; Jerry Clark, Matrix Turf; Mike Curtis, Moffet Turf Equipment; Dave Taylor, Northern Nurseries; Charles Duprey, WeCare Organics.


The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program funded this report to evaluate strategies for sports field management without the use of pesticides. The purpose of this report is to provide practical guidance for schools to maintain their fields in the best possible condition while fully complying the with Child Safe Playing Field Act.