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.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 9:00am
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:00am
Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning and training grapes in order to produce a bountiful crop.
Invasive Insect Certification Series, Part 3 of 3 - Management of Invasive Forest and Landscape Insect Pests
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.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 10:00am
Come learn how to properly prune your fruit trees.
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.
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:00am
Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on ‘bench grafting’ and ‘cleft grafting’ of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed.
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.