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Ohio Gardening Tip Sheet- UMass Extension Resource Mentioned
June 16, 2020

An article in Ohio newspaper offers advice for vegetable gardening and includes a tip sheet from UMass Extension among its list of resources. (Akron Beacon Journal, 6/11/20)

UMass Tick-testing Service Temporarily Halted by Work Furloughs
June 16, 2020

TickReport, UMass Amherst’s tick-testing service, is closed until June 19 because of staff furloughs. Stephen Rich, professor of microbiology and director of the lab, says one can send ticks in after June 19 when they reopen. (MassLive, 6/10/20)

Validating Climate Change Refugia, Morelli Reports in Special Issue
June 8, 2020

Conserving biodiversity in a rapidly changing world, Toni Lyn Morelli, UMass Amherst ecologist, along with her team, synthesized refugia science developments to date. (ESAjournal 6/1/20, News Office release 6/1/20)


New Evidence on Bed Bug Burden in Urban Neighborhoods, UMass Research Reveals
June 8, 2020

In a new study published in People and Nature, researchers from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found a higher prevalence of bed bug infestations in neighborhoods with lower incomes, higher eviction rates and crowding. (Washington Post, 6/6/20; News Office release)

Free Composing Webinar Led by UMass Food Science Research Assistant
May 28, 2020

Chris Von Achen, food science research assistant, is one of the organizers of a free webinar on residential composting that will be presented by the Greater Quabbin Food Alliance’s Food Waste Reduction and Composting Working Group on May 29. (Recorder, 5/27/20)

Article on Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs Mentions UMass Extension
May 28, 2020

 An article about the best ways to fertilize various plants, trees and shrubs mentions and links to tips offered by the UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program. (Markets Insider, 5/27/20)

Identify Poison Ivy with CAFE Guidance
May 26, 2020

The UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE) website can help you identify poison ivy. (Patch, 5/22/20) 

Warmed Over Flavor From Cooked Meat Explained by Food Scientist, Decker
May 21, 2020

Eric Decker, food science, is cited in an article explaining why re-heated chicken often no longer tastes good. ( [Germany], 2/20/20; Serious Eats, 9/25/19)

Wendell to Get Solar Planning Help Thanks to UMass Amherst Clean Energy Extension Grant
May 20, 2020

Wendell is one of three Western Massachusetts communities set to benefit from a 15-month grant awarded to a team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Clean Energy Extension that will lead development of solar siting and financing procedures. (Recorder 5/19/20, News Office)

Leaf Lily Beetles Video Released by Simisky
May 15, 2020

Tawny Simisky, UMass extension entomologist, is cited extensively throughout a gardening column about lily leaf beetles, which feed on tiger lilies, Asiatic and Oriental lilies and martagon lilies, ans well as a few other plants. (Gazette, 5/13/20)