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:
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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.
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 Tissue Testing Laboratory provides a complete range of soil testing services for professionals and homeowners alike.