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  • student working in field

    From Classroom to Cornfield

    October 30, 2012
    Farming Finds a New Home at the Agricultural Learning Center The 40-acre parcel of land formaly known as the Adams-Wysocki field is in the process of being transformed into the new Agricultural Learning Center, a working farm designed to give students hands-on training in everything from running a tractor to transplanting trees to making cheese from the milk of the cows they’ve raised.
  • Map of North Adams depicting areas of potential high ecological integrity

    Milestone for Conservation in Massachusetts

    October 10, 2012
    With mapping now completed for all 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts, the Conservation Assessment and Prioritization System (CAPS) is equipped to help citizens and agencies throughout the state make smarter and more sustainable environmental choices.
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila

    Spotted Wing Drosophila: Pest of the Year?

    June 2, 2012
    Researchers at the Center for Agriculture are using their expertise to help combat one of the most serious pest infestations in recent memory—the local colonization of the spotted wing drosophila, a type of vinegar fly.
  • Winter Moth

    Winter Moth

    April 27, 2012
    Hatching is now occurring in Eastern MA and most of RI. Last year it defoliated about 80,000 acres in eastern MA.  We have addressed the issue of what the abnormal winter effect may be on this pest in the press release.


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