Under NYS Law Chapter 85, Laws of 2010 (Child Safe Playing Fields Act), all schools and day care centers must comply with restrictions on pesticide use. The law restricts use of pesticides to products containing active ingredients listed as exempt under 25(b) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The pesticides must also include inert ingredients that are eligible under 4a of the 25(b) FIFRA exemption. Pesticides containing any active or inert ingredients not listed under the exemption and eligibility criteria of 25(b) FIFRA must receive one-time emergency application approval from appropriate channels. Click here for more information about allowable herbicides for schools and day care centers.
Visit here for up to date information about ongoing research, extension information, and news from Cornell’s Turfgrass Program.
The NYS Pesticide Product, Ingredient and Manufacturer System (PIMS) databases are designed to aid the user in searching for pesticide product information as supplied to the Pesticide Management Education Program (PMEP) by the New York State Pesticide Product Registration Section within the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).
The Cornell Grub ID key is an easy-to-use guide to help users identify and distinguish between white grubs commonly found in the northeastern United States. The key is a product of the Cornell Soil Arthropod Ecology lab.
Investing in Safe Sports Fields Children, youth and adults use school grounds and community parks sports for recreation and other health-improving outdoor activities. New York State alone has more 40,000 acres devoted to these uses. The challenge for sports turf managers is to provide safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing fields. This website brings you the latest best management practices for managing sports fields and resources for all who care for and use sports fields.
Provides easy-to-use information on integrated pest management (IPM) specifically in school settings and on school property. IPM is a research-based approach to managing pests that reduces the impact to the environment and human health.
Research-based, voluntary BMP guidelines designed to protect and preserve our water resources that enhance open space using current advances in golf turf management.
Provides up-to-date cultural and pest management information for those producing sod or maintaining turfgrass in New York State. Designed as a practical guide for sod producers, landscapers, turfgrass managers, pesticide dealers, and others who advise those producing sod or maintaining turfgrass. Purchase hard copy.
Chemical controls for weeds listed on this website refer to tables in Chapter 7 – Weed Management of the 2014 Guide. The tables are reproduced in the links below. Pesticide regulations change. Please read the pesticide label prior to use. The information contained at this web site is not a substitute for a pesticide label. Trade names used herein are for convenience only; no endorsement of products is intended, nor is criticism of unnamed products implied.
- Table 7.3.1. Registered chemical control products for grassy weeds in New York State
- Table 7.3.2. Efficacy and persistence of registered preemergence herbicides in NY
- Table 7.3.3. Specific use restrictions for dithiopyr in New York State
- Table 7.5.1. Registered chemical control products for broadleaf weeds in New York State
- Table 7.5.2. Examples of broadleaf herbicide combinations
- Table 7.5.3. Weed response to selective postemergence herbicides
- Table 7.5.4. EPA exempt (25(b) FIFRA) weed control products for NYS school grounds and day care centers.
- Table 7.5.5 Reduced risk herbicides requiring determination of “emergency application” for NYS school grounds and day care centers.
- Table 9.5. Herbicides