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New York State – Child Safe Playing Fields Act

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.


Cornell Turfgrass Program

Visit here for up to date information about ongoing research, extension information, and news from Cornell’s Turfgrass Program.


NYS PIMS Products Database – Product, Ingredient, and Manufacturer System

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).


Cornell University Sports Field Management

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.


Best Management Practices for New York State Golf Courses

Research-based, voluntary BMP guidelines designed to protect and preserve our water resources that enhance open space using current advances in golf turf management.


Cornell Guide for Commercial Turfgrass 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.