Pesticide Application Notice - August 1, 2023

Pesticide Application Notice

Dear Parent, Guardian or Staff Member:

I am writing to let you know that a pesticide with the trade name of Finale Herbicide, and the EPA registration number of 432.1229, is scheduled to be applied on 1 August 2023 (weather permitting), at the specific location of RSU #20 baseball and softball fields. This is being done to help manage weed control as part of our Integrated Pest Management Program to ensure a healthy school environment. Signs will also be posted at access points and at this central location Searsport Elementary School, Searsport District Middle/High School at least two working days prior to, and will remain posted for 48 hours after the application. This notice is being provided at least five days prior to the planned pesticide application in accordance with our school’s Integrated Pest Management Policy and in compliance with Maine Board of Pesticides Control Regulation CMR 01-026 Chapter 27.

For further information regarding this action please contact the IPM Coordinator Russ Flagg at 207-548-6643.


Chris Downing
Superintendent of Schools, RSU #20