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Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 10:00am
Learn how to properly prune your fruit trees (apples, pears, peaches, etc.).
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
In this webinar Dr. Rosa Raudales will discuss common nutrient problems observed in spring greenhouse crops and how to prevent them from happening.
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 9:00am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is currently the only official FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 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. We’ll learn about tool maintenance and sharpening, too.
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.
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Come learn about these fascinating apple heirloom and modern varieties and the flavor profiles they create as single varietal ciders or complex blends.
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.
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Wondering where to begin with food safety? Start here! The PSA Grower Training is currently the only official FDA-recognized produce safety training to help growers implement Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and understand their responsibilities under new Federal regulations. Whether you have a farm that is fully covered by the law or a small, exempt farm and you’re just looking for information, this training is for you.

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