PESTICIDE USE POLICY REMINDER
In accordance with the University’s stormwater management program and pesticide use policy, pesticide applicators are to notify Physical Plant Customer Service at 263-3333 prior to using any pesticide. In addition, applicators are to notify faculty, staff, students, and visitors of their pesticide use by reasonable and effective means. This can be accomplished through posted signs where pesticides have been applied, distributing posters/flyers, or direct notification to people who may frequent the application area. Pesticide spot treatment notifications may also be published throughout the application season on the Environment, Health & Safety website at: ehs.wisc.edu/environmental-compliance/.
The University’s pesticide use policy is posted on the Environment, Health & Safety website. The policy encourages best management practices to maximize the effectiveness and safety of pesticide use, while minimizing environmental impact. All pesticides used on campus, including in research and teaching, are expected to abide by the policy objectives, although alternative procedures may be allowed for the purposes of academic study.
Visit ehs.wisc.edu or contact Chris Egger, Environmental Compliance Specialist, at 263-6708 for pesticide label information, information about hazards and exposures to using pesticides, or information regarding pollutants in stormwater.
ANNUAL PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTIFICATION
UW-Madison and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve
The University of Wisconsin-Madison applies fertilizer and herbicides to turf areas and landscape display beds throughout campus. Pesticides are also selectively used to control invasive plant species within the Lakeshore Nature Preserve in order to promote the growth of native plants. A listing of the products used across campus and the Lakeshore Nature Preserve can be found on the Environment, Health & Safety website at: ehs.wisc.edu/environmental-compliance/.
The University is sensitive to the community’s concerns regarding the use of herbicides and fertilizers. Therefore, we emphasize their use as a tool within our Integrated Plant Management Program to help promote healthy turf and landscape displays as well as diverse biological communities in our natural areas while also seeking to minimize overall pesticide use.