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Texas School IPM team wins Texas A&M award

Paul Durre and A.J. Clinton – leaders of the Texas IPM Affiliate for Public Schools (TIPMAPS) organization – joined the Texas A&M AgriLife Team which included Wizzie Brown, Molly Keck, Janet Hurley, Blake Bennett, Mike Merchant, Paul Nester, and Don Renchie on the podium to receive Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s highest award–the Superior Service Award–from Director Doug Steele.

Since 2001 the team has provided training or direct assistance to more than 600 school districts, reaching nearly 1,000 school employees. They created a database of more than 1,500 School IPM Coordinators, pest management professionals and key stakeholders to facilitate communications, and created the IPM Calculator tool for pest management in school facilities. Their website, schoolipm.tamu.edu, receives more than 13,000 unique visitors annually, their newsletter reaches 1,560 subscribers monthly and the team has received grants totaling more than $1.3 million in competitive grants to fund its programs.

Annual Texas school IPM coordinator conference November 13 & 14

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will once again be hosting the annual School IPM Coordinator annual conference and the meeting of the Texas IPM Association for Public Schools (TIPMAPS), November 13 and 14. This conference is open to School IPM Coordinators from states other than Texas. Continue reading

What Lies Ahead for School IPM?

In 1990, the Texas legislature ruled to change the way that school personnel dealt with their pests. They enacted a state law requiring all public schools to use integrated pest management (IPM), switching from regular use of highly toxic pesticides to a program of prevention and safer pest management practices. Although 36 states have some form of regulation, Texas is one of the few that require schools to use IPM.

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