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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 8:30am
Anyone working outdoors runs the risk of encountering and contracting a tick-associated disease from multiple tick species in Massachusetts. UMass Extension is bringing together speakers who will discuss what is currently known about tick and tick-associated diseases in Massachusetts and surrounding states, habitat and winter survival of ticks, personal protection, and the management of ticks in landscapes.
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in February, March, April, May, and October 2019. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 4:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases and weed problems.
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:30am
Tom Sullivan of Pollinators Welcome will present strategies for improving bee forage
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Studying for the MCH, MCLP, or MCA exam? Want some hand’s on experience identifying significant landscape plants to expand your palette of offerings for your clients while also scouting for potential insect problems?
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Correct weed identification and site assessment are important steps in the development of an effective weed management program for turf and landscape.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:00am
For this special topics session, attendees can submit weed related topics they would like to have discussed.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in February, March, April, May, and October 2019. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.