Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 8:45pm
UMass Extension’s Green School is a comprehensive course for horticultural professionals who wish to gain an understanding of economically feasible and environmentally responsible plant and land care practices and the relation of those practices to the protection of the environment.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:45am
Save the Date! Managing Phosphorus in Organic Residuals Applied to Soils: Composts, Biosolids, Manures and Others A symposium presented by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Extension Agriculture and Landscape Program
Monday, January 9, 2017 (All day)
The UMass Winter School for Turf Managers is a certificate program designed to convey concepts essential to maintaining high quality turf, with emphasis on environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.
The Characteristics, Impacts, and Costs of Invasive Insects and Related Federal and State Regulations (Part 1)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Part 1 of a three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects
Invasive Forest and Agricultural Insects in Massachusetts: Highlighting Current and Potential Future Pests (Part 2)
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Part 2 of a three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:00am
A critical first step in the development of a weed or invasive plant management program is a strong and complete understanding of several principles and fundamentals of the discipline of weed science. The session will cover the topics of weed biology, weed ecology, herbicide modes-of-action, herbicide timings and more. This workshop is Session A1 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Movement and Biological Control of Invasive Forest Insect Pests and the Interface with Forests and Managed Landscapes in Invasive Insect Management (Part 3)
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Part 3 of a three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
38th Annual UMass Community Tree Conference - Utilities, Communities and Urban Trees: Partnerships in Practice
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 8:00am
This one-day conference is designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:00am
While landscape and turf professionals may be knowledgeable about the state regulations that govern the type of work they normally do, regulations that govern certain aspects of invasive plant management may be different. This session covers state regulations including the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, and pesticide regulations, including those specific to right-of-ways. This workshop is Session A2 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:00am
An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed. This workshop is Session A3 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.