and Pesticide Safety
Daviess County Master Gardeners
Spread Helpful Hints for Your Lawn and Home Landscape
BMP's? Do you know what a BMP is? Thanks to
two Daviess County Master Gardeners people in Kentucky are not only learning
what a BMP is but how and why they should use them around their homes.
"BMP" stands for Best Management Practice. With the assistance of Dr.
Annette Meyer, Daviess County Extension Agent for Horticulture, Master
Gardeners Mary Ann Madauss and Karen Stiff, developed two brochures,
Best Management Practices for Handling Pesticides in the Home Landscape
and Best Management Practices for the Lawn.
"Best Management Practices for the Lawn" tells how to encourage a healthy
lawn while minimizing the potential for water contamination from fertilizers
"Best Management Practices for the Application, Storage, and Disposal
of Pesticides for the Home Landscape" helps people understand the importance
of the information found on a pesticide label. Tips on protecting the
pesticide applicator and water supply and information on how to properly
dispose of the pesticide are also included. In addition, the brochure
explains the benefits of using integrated pest management in maintaining
the home landscape.
The brochures contain practical and affordable techniques to help home
owners protect the environment. Approximately 500 copies of each brochure
were distributed in Daviess County through displays in cooperation with
local nurseries and garden centers. The brochures are now available
for use by other counties.
Original document: 23 February 2000
Last updated: 23 February 2000
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