BIOLOGICAL & CULTURAL IVM
Today’s growing eco-friendly culture has produced many organic products, health stores, and an overall push towards recognizing environmental principles. Environmental regulations on public and private land are also changing to reflect these standards. For example, several countries in Europe have limited or banned the use of glyphosate in public areas. In the U.S., the entire Chesapeake Bay has enacted a production ban to limit the contaminants present in its watershed (to read more on this, visit: http://www.chesapeakebay.net/issues/issue/chemical_contaminants). Everywhere, permit requirements are becoming more stringent, spray-free zones are being created, and environmentally sustainable practices are the new expectation. As we build vegetation management programs to work with nature and these new requirements, we also develop public awareness and partnership.