The Mt. Ayr athletic field was part of the turfgrass management project.
A pilot project involving implementation of integrated pest management principles in an outdoor setting was conducted during 2004 and 2005. The project was conducted by Iowa State University Extension personnel and funded by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
One goal of this project was to advise school grounds managers on use of cultural, fertilizer and pesticide tools for management of turfgrasses on athletic fields and general areas.
A Summary Report of the project is available along with the following documents: