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Arboriculturist in tree
Mar 3, 2015

If you are interested in urban forestry, tree conservation and the environment, plan to attend an annual one-day conference at UMass Amherst in Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall) on Tuesday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This conference is designed to provide the latest practice and research-based information to those who care for community trees: arborists, urban foresters/planners, tree wardens, municipal managers/employees, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee volunteers.

Alex-Risley Schroeder leads group discussion
Feb 5, 2015

Markers flew across flipcharts as a highly-engaged audience of about 110 people came together during a Listening Session for the Massachusetts Food System Plan held on Tuesday, February 3 at UMass Amherst. The purpose was to provide the official planning team a wide variety of perspectives regarding ways to improve the state’s food system.  A statewide plan, incorporating input from stakeholders throughout the Commonwealth, has been in the works since July, 2014 and a draft is scheduled to be ready for review by policymakers in December.

Pat Vittum receives USGA Award
Dec 8, 2014

FAR HILLS, N.J. – Dr. Patricia Vittum received the Green Section Award on Feb. 7, 2015, at the USGA’s Annual Meeting and Service Awards in New York City. Presented annually since 1961, the USGA Green Section Award recognizes an individual’s distinguished service to the game of golf through his or her work with turfgrass. Vittum, a professor at the University of Massachusetts’ Stockbridge School of Agriculture, has conducted significant research on the biology and management of turfgrass insects and the effectiveness of biological-control methods. A recognized industry leader, she is a widely sought-after resource for practical information about turfgrass pests.

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