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E-M:/ Purdue IPM Technical Resource Center Identifying Local Needs/Priorities on IPM



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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>
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I'm not familiar with the Purdue IPM resource center, but I'm forwarding
this message because I think this will be of interest to folks on the EM
list.  Mary Beth

The Purdue IPM Technical Resource Center,  which was established through a
grant from U.S. EPA to assist schools and childcare centers in Region 5
with the development of Integrated Pest Management programs, is organizing
IPM workgroups in each of the member states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) with the goal of identifying local needs
and priorities, and to facility the sharing of resources among states.

For more information, contact Al Fournier at 765-496-7520

Integrated Pest Management Resources for Schools and Daycare Centers

As many of you are aware, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a
science-based system of pest control that employs multiple strategies to
eliminate pests while reducing the potential for pesticide exposure of
children or staff. IPM emphasizes improved sanitation, pest exclusion, pest
monitoring, and the use of carefully targeted, low-risk pesticides only
when needed to eliminate a pest threat. To be successful, IPM requires an
understanding of pest biology and cooperation among administrators, staff,
and the pest control professional. IPM is especially important in
children's environments, due to heightened sensitivity and increased risk
of pesticide exposure among children.

The IPM Technical Resource Center at Purdue University has been established
through a grant from U.S. EPA to assist schools and childcare centers in
the Mid-west region with the development of Integrated Pest Management
programs. To learn more about IPM, and some of the resources that are
available, please visit our Web site at
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/outreach/schoolipm/. We also operate
a toll-free IPM Technical Resource Hotline for schools, childcare centers,
and pest management professionals at 1-877-668-8476.

We are currently organizing IPM workgroups in each of the member states
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) with the goal
of identifying local needs and priorities, and to facility the sharing of
resources among states. For more information, contact Al Fournier at
765-496-7520.

Thank you.

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Al Fournier
IPM in Schools Coordinator
Department of Entomology
Purdue University
1158 Smith Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1158
phone: (765) 496-7520
fax:   (765) 494-0535
(See attached file: CenterAd.doc)





Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
Ecology Center
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor MI 48104

734-663-2400 ext 108
734-663-2414 (fax)




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