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UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program

The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program helps to educate landscape, nursery and turf professionals by providing programs and research-based information on the best horticultural practices and technology for environmental stewardship in nursery and landscape management.

Emerald ash borer larva and galleries. (Simisky) Ask UMass Extension Entomologist Tawny Simisky your questions about early season and invasive insect and mite pests of trees and shrubs! Participants will have the opportunity before the webinar to rank the topics in order of importance to them. This program is limited to 25 participants to increase student engagement and participation. For more details, the full schedule, and registration info, go to: https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/ask-entomologist.

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) recently announced that the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee passed a ruling in March regarding the registration and use of neonicotinoids in the Commonwealth. The ruling will ultimately eliminate access to neonicotinoids for non-agricultural outdoor applications by people who are not licensed or certified.