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November 19, 2013

Cheers

(Continued)

On Nov. 10, Cooperstown Mayor Jeff Katz announced that the village has succeeded in eliminating toxic herbicides and pesticides altogether at the historic field.

“We decided last year we wanted to move away from pesticides, and this year we got it all the way down to zero,” said Katz.

Katz said village officials and the head groundskeeper for Doubleday field, Quentin Hasak, were given guidance by Jennifer Grant, co-director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University, in how to wean the field from herbicide applications.

The new integrated pest management practices being used at Doubleday include using entomopathogenic nematodes as a biological control of white grubs, officials said.

We’re not altogether certain what entomopathogenic nematodes are, but we think they have something to do with bugs and worms. Be that as it may, the village deserves praise for getting this valuable task accomplished ahead of schedule.

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