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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.

A spotted lanternfly adult. (Image: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org)

On September 25, 2020 the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) urged Massachusetts residents to report signs of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). 

Green School is going VIRTUAL! 

UMass Extension Green SchoolThis comprehensive 12-day certificate short course is designed for landscapers, lawn care specialists, nursery operators, sports field managers, public and private grounds managers, arborists and others in the green industry who want to gain an understanding of economically feasible and environmentally responsible plant and land care practices. Both experienced professionals as well as those entering the green industries will benefit from this course. The curriculum is based on current research and focuses on Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). 

Choose from three speciality tracks: 
Landscape Management, Turf Management, and Arboriculture.

For more details, the full schedule, and registration info, go to: http://ag.umass.edu/greenschool