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Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry

One of the primary missions of UMass Extension is to provide aid to practitioners and others in solving problems.  We interact directly with Green Industry professionals through a number of services that we provide:

Email List

Subscribe to receive regular email updates from the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry Program. Be notified when the latest issues of Hort Notes and the Landscape Message are posted, and stay informed about upcoming educational opportunities, pest alerts, current research at UMass, and other timely info for green industry professionals.

Tick Testing

The UMass Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment provides a list of potential tick identification and testing alternatives.

Plant Problem Diagnostics

The UMass Extension Plant Diagnostic lab provides diagnoses of plant problems and management advice for the turf, floriculture, vegetable, nursery, urban forestry and landscape industries.

Soil Testing

Testing of soil is a fundamental exercise in landscape care, as soil test results serve to inform numerous key management decisions. The UMass Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory provides a complete range of soil testing services for professionals and homeowners alike.