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Exploring Organic Mulches
April 21, 2021

Information provided by UMass Amherst Extension about dyes used in mulch is cited in a column about organic landscaping mulch. (Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune [Ohio], 4/20/21)

My Turn: ‘Preserve This Incredible Resource And Piece Of History In Sunderland’
April 20, 2021

Brian Kane, Massachusetts Arborists association professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation, writes about the need to preserve a historic tree in Sunderland – the largest tree in Massachusetts — that’s at risk from a North Main Street reconstruction project. (Greenfield Recorder, 4/18/21) 

Plant-Based "Chicken" On Verge Of A Major Breakthrough
April 13, 2021

David Julian McClements, distinguished professor of food science, comments in an article about the introduction of a new plant-based chicken.  McClements says, when correctly paired, vegetable proteins can provide a balance of essential amino acids. (The Boston Globe, 4/13/21)

Emerging Offshore Wind Energy Industry Provides Careers of the Future
April 21, 2021

There is a growing need for trained professional workers in the offshore wind industry. River Strong, associate director of Clean Energy Extension within the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and co-designer of the program,describes describes the Offshore Wind Professional Certificate program at UMass Amherst. (REVE [Spain], 4/20/21)

What To Know About Soil Testing
April 8, 2021

An article on soil testing includes information from the UMass Amherst Soil & Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory about how to collect a sample. (Family Handyman, 4/7/21)

Tree Company Credits Success to Stockbridge School of Agriculture
April 1, 2021

Stockbridge School alumnus Neal Reilly has built a successful tree and landscaping company in Plainville and credits his study of arboriculture at the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst. (Tree Care Industry Magazine, 4/1/21)

A Taste For Spicy Food Can Be Learned, UMass Food Scientist Discovers
March 29, 2021

Research by Alissa Nolden, food science, is noted in an article about how people develop a tolerance for spicy foods. (The New York Times, The Boston Globe, 3/27/21)  


UMass Danylchuk Joins White Shark Research
March 29, 2021

UMass Amherst fisheries biologist Andy Danylchuk, environmental conservation, and his Ph.D. student Bryan Legare joined other shark research groups and government agencies from the northeastern United States and Canada in the New England White Shark Research Consortium (NEWSRC). This is the first-ever collaboration to jointly study the white shark throughout its entire northeast range. (Umass News Office 12/21/20)

An App To Help Growers Thin Fruit
March 18, 2021

Dan Cooley, plant pathology, Jon Clements, Extension educator in the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, and Duane Greene, pomology, are using a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Science Foundation to create a camera-based app that will let growers quickly and accurately measure fruit and make decisions on thinning. (Good Fruit Grower, 3/17/21)

Stink Bug or Seed Bug? Simisky Describes Differences
March 15, 2021

Tawny Simisky, UMass extension, is quoted in a column discussing the differences between stink bugs and western conifer seed bugs. (Ipswich Chronicle & Transcript, 3/13/21)