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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.

Deer tick adult. (Scott Bauer, USDA ARS)UMass Extension’s Tick and Mosquito Education Days are coming! And so is peak tick and mosquito season in Massachusetts..... 

This virtual series will call upon experts to provide information about the seasonality, biology, and diseases these organisms vector, as well as how to manage these pests and steps you can take to protect yourself.

Asian tiger mosquito adult. (Susan Ellis, for landscape and turf professionals, arborists, tree wardens, urban foresters, foresters, land managers, and any professionals or individuals working outside as well as public health officials and property owners in Massachusetts. For more details, the full schedule, and registration info, go to:

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.