Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

Pesticide-Free Grounds


Adelphi is a truly green campus, using only 100% natural, organic techniques to maintain the flora. Our grounds staff who maintain our arboretum are employing the following techniques:

  • elimination of all petroleum-based chemical fertilizers;
  • utilization of organic fertilizers that are fish and seaweed-based natural nutrients;
  • elimination of all chemical herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides;
  • utilization of natural pest management methods, such as the use of organic oils and soaps; and
  • enrichment of microbes in the soil, an organic process which rehabilitates the soil biology and results in a natural soil aeration process. Once the soil is rehabilitated, we will be able to decrease watering from every day to twice a week.

In addition, the conversion of Motamed Field to an artificial turf surface no longer requires our dependence on “quick fix” chemical solutions to maintain the field of play.


This page was last modified on January 4, 2011.

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