The Best-Laid Plans

From an article in Club and Resort Magazine:

"Oregon Golf Course Superintendent David Phipps has helped develop a detailed online IPM plan template that can be customized to fit the maintenance needs of any golf course property.

David Phipps, Golf Course Superintendent at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, Ore., has helped to develop a free, comprehensive Integrated Pest Management system template that allows fellow superintendents to create a customized IPM plan for their own site specifications.

Calling an IPM plan the cornerstone of environmental stewardship, Phipps believes an effective plan maximizes the use of natural methods to control pests. The template covers topics including turfgrass cultural practices, composting, pest population definition, action thresholds and pesticide specifications.

The IPM plan template has been available for a year, and to date, more than 200 superintendents have registered to take advantage of the service at the website,

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