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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 8:45am
This day-long conference will focus on examining the various perspectives that practicing professionals have regarding the choice of plant materials that they use in urbanized settings. Designed for tree care professionals, volunteers, and enthusiasts including arborists, tree wardens/municipal tree care specialists, foresters, landscape architects and shade tree committee members.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! Topic: Deer Ticks (Ixodes scapularis) and Associated Diseases 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.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 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 19, 2019 - 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.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Come join us to learn about landscaping principles and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 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. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Wednesday, April 10, 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.
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.

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