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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am
Participants will learn about produce safety best practices, key parts of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and how these requirements will be enforced in MA through MDAR’s Commonwealth Quality Program (CQP). There will be time for questions and discussion, so participants should come prepared to share their experiences and produce safety questions.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:00pm
Participants will learn key identification features for a variety of spring blooming plants, with an emphasis on ornamental features.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, for a walk through the landscape for an up-close look at weed problems in diverse habitats in the park.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:30am
Learn about timely topics in pest management for turf and landscapes, featuring soil health/plant health connections and characteristics of herbicides.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:00am
UMass Turf Research Field Day is presented on a bi-annual basis to highlight the wide range of research projects currently taking place at the UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center in South Deerfield, MA as well as on research being conducted at other locations by University of Massachusetts Turf Program faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Day 1 of a three-part program. Special topics related to bark beetles will be discussed, including but not limited to detection, monitoring, and prediction systems for the bark beetles and information about their complex fungal associates.

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