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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:00am

This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program.  Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 4:30pm

Kick off the 2015 growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems.  Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestr

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:00pm

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems of woody ornamental plantings.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:30am

Best management practices are key to establishing and maintaining turf that can withstand pressure from damaging pests.  Mary Owen, UMass Extension Turf Specialist, will focus on integrating BMPs into a pest management program, with emphasis on the use of particular cultural practices in the mana

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 8:30am

How has our changing climate affected the health of our landscape plants? Are stressed plants more prone to insect infestation? What timely, new and expected insects of importance are prevalent on landscapes?

Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 9:00am

Correct weed identification is an important first step in the development of an effective weed management program. Using a classroom presentation, potted weed herbarium and weed walk, UMass Extension Specialist Randy Prostak will help participants enhance their grassy weed identification skills.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 8:30am

This program is a continuing educational opportunity designed for tree care professionals and green industry specialists.

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 4:00pm

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape pests and abiotic problems.

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 9:00am

Join Nick Brazee, UMass Extension Plant Pathologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs.