ANSI A300 (Part 10)-2016: IPM
The manual provides standards for practice and a specification writing guideline to implement IPM programs. IPM provides a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes health, environmental and economic risks.
The standard incorporates a specification-writing guide that includes:
- How to address IPM management strategy
- Target pests or diseases
- Timing of monitoring
- A threshold for treatment
- Evaluation and reporting
- IPM practices, tools & equipment and definition of terms Includes an IPM specification
- Writing flowchart and a flowchart for establishing and evaluating an IPM program as a commercial service.