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  • 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.
  • coronavirus illustration

    Resources for the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

    We are working hard to make our expertise and resources available to you in this challenging time. While in-person events and some on-campus services are suspended to protect public health, we are continuing with some scouting and farm visits, and many existing and new resources are available online and through virtual delivery.
  • Kathleen Arcaro, environmental toxicologist in the University’s Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

    Two More Videos Released by CAFE in “Research that Matters” Series

    The work of a UMass Amherst environmental toxicologist and an air quality scientist are featured in two new "Research That Matters" videos released this week by the University’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). CAFE director Jody Jellison says, “Meaningful research being conducted at UMass that impacts our lives in positive ways is of great interest to the public. These short videos, with links to more information, are intended to get the word out.”


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