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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 8:00am

The perennial goal of the UMass Winter School for Turf Managers is to furnish turf managers with concepts essential to the maintenance of high quality turf, while instilling a sense of environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.  This highly acclaimed certificate program immerses student

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:30am

Co-sponsored by UMass Extension Greenhouse Crops & Floriculture Program and
UConn Extension Greenhouse IPM Program

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 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, her

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 9:15am

Every new year comes with its own challenges for successful maintenance of healthy and attractive landscapes. These challenges include variable and unpredictable weather, insect pests, weeds and changing regulations.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 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 25, 2016 - 4:30pm

Kick off the growing season with hands-on scouting, identifying and even forecasting landscape pests and abiotic problems.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.