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Turf Program Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 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.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 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.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 9:00am
** RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 13, 2018 ** 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, September 4, 2018 (All day)
The 2018 honoree will be Mr. Steve Rabideau. The proceeds from this event, presented by the Alumni Turf Group (ATG), benefit turf research and education at the University of Massachusetts.