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Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 9:00am
This class has been rescheduled to August 5, 2020. An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed. This workshop is Session A3 of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! 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 resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:00am
This class has been rescheduled to August 19, 2020. This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! 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 resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
Correct weed identification and site assessment are important steps in the development of an effective weed management program for turf and landscape.
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 2:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases and weed problems.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! 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 resuming in February 2020. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 2:00pm
Studying for the MCH, MCLP, or MCA exam? Want some hand’s on experience identifying significant landscape plants to expand your palette of offerings for your clients while also scouting for potential insect problems?
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9:00am
Join Tawny Simisky, UMass Extension Entomologist, for this workshop where participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest insect pests of trees and shrubs.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 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.

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