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Turf Program Upcoming Events

Mar
16
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 8:45am
Online
While landscape and turf professionals may be knowledgeable about the state regulations that govern the type of work they normally do, regulations that govern certain aspects of invasive plant management may be different. This session covers state regulations including the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, and pesticide regulations, including those specific to right-of-ways. This workshop is Session A2 of the 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Mar
23
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 9:00am
Online
A critical first step in the development of a weed or invasive plant management program is a strong and complete understanding of several principles and fundamentals of the discipline of weed science. This session will cover the topics of weed biology, weed ecology, herbicide modes-of-action, herbicide timings and more. This workshop is Session A1 of the 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Apr
06
Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 9:00am
Online
An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed. This workshop is Session A3 of the 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Apr
13
Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 9:00am
Online
This session will help participants develop and implement an invasive plant management program. Management tips and strategies will be discussed including herbicide selection and timing, non-chemical strategies and ways to avoid common program pitfalls. This workshop is Session B of the 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.