May 29th 2020
Dear Woodburn School District Parents, Teachers, Staff, and all Building Occupants:
The District continually monitors all schools to detect and prevent weeds from being established on site. From time to time, it may be necessary to use chemicals to control weed problems. Herbicides are only used when necessary and are never routinely applied for purely aesthetic purposes. The choice of using an herbicide is based on a review of all other options available and a determination is made that those options have been demonstrated to be ineffective. When herbicides are used, the District will on apply products from the Oregon State University Low Impact pesticide list. You may find the District’s IPM Plan on our website at http://www.woodburnsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Model_IPM_plan_for_WBSD_3-4-16.pdf
We would like to inform you that an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for controlling weeds will be used. District-wide Licensed District Grounds employees will be applying herbicides for weed control on the school grounds.
Specifically, the following is a list of products that will be used, the area of application, and the scheduled date and time of this application:
|Product Name||Formulation||EPA||Active Ingredient|
|Speed Zone||Liquid|| 2217-833
|Registration # 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid,
isooctyl ester 28.57%. 3,6-Dichloro-o-ansic acid 1.71%.
Carfentrazone-ethyl .62% .
R(+)2(2-Methyl-4-chlorophenaxy) propionic acid 5.88%
These products will be used in (sports fields and lawn areas). All areas will be identified on-site with warning signs. The reason for this application is to control weeds and ensure the health of both native plants and new plantings.
The scheduled date for this application is 6 / 1 / 2020 and 6 / 2 / 2020 at 7:00a.m., weather permitting. Applications will continue during the summer months as well. Should weather conditions force the cancellation of this application, the first available date and time when weather conditions are favorable will be used. Warning signs will be placed 24 hours prior to the application and will remain in place for at least 72 hours after the application of these products.
It is the intention of Woodburn School District to comply with all federal and state regulations regarding pesticide use and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students, parents, and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work. Control of these weeds limits the attraction of Bees and Wasps and will help promote safety around our schools.
For all inquiries regarding the Integrated Pest Management Plan and pesticide-related issues in our district, please contact Larry Hartleben, designated IPM Coordinator, at (503) 981-2722 or 503-501-9371 (cell), or you may submit any written concerns or complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your attention to this important issue.
Assistant Facilities Manager/IPM Coordinator