February 2013 Newsletter (vol.15) >> What is your EIQ?
A formula called the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) was devised by Cornell IPM specialists to help pesticide applicators make smart and earth-friendly choices when it comes to pesticide usage and selection. You can either use the above formula, or you can go to the EIQ calculator:
Use the EIQ calculator along with your knowledge of efficacy, cost, and resistance management to select a pesticide product that will deliver the control you need.
J. Kovach, C. Petzoldt, J. Degni, and J. Tette. A Method to Measure the Environmental Impact of Pesticides, IPM Program, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station Geneva, New York 14456
G.J. Gallivan, G.A. Surgeoner and J. Kovach. 2001. Pesticide Risk Reduction on Crops in the Province of Ontario. 2001. Journal of Environmental Quality. Vol. 30 No. 3, p. 798-813.