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Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 9:00am
Come join us to learn about landscaping principles and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Come learn the basics for pruning blueberries for your home landscape. Participants will get some hands-on pruning lessons.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:30am
A program designed specifically for garden center staff, horticulture retailers, roadside stand employees, master gardeners and others that serve as a front-line resource for home gardeners.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am
Horticultural topics covered will be the basics of planting fruit trees, including site selection, choice of variety and rootstock, planting best practices, tree training and pruning, fertilization and ongoing fruit tree care.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
.Learn the basics of pest and disease identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard. Hands-on, scouting, monitoring, placement of traps, etc. will be covered.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
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 Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Tune into TickTalk with TickReport! A FREE live webinar series by Dr. Stephen Rich, Director of the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology. Noon to 1:00 pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in February, March, April, May, and October 2019. Co-sponsored by UMass Extension and the UMass Laboratory of Medical Zoology.
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 8:00am
The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food FDA regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.” This course developed by the FSPCA is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.” To complete the course, a participant must be present for the entire workshop and actively participate in all of the presented exercises.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 8:30am
Anyone working outdoors runs the risk of encountering and contracting a tick-associated disease from multiple tick species in Massachusetts. UMass Extension is bringing together speakers who will discuss what is currently known about tick and tick-associated diseases in Massachusetts and surrounding states, habitat and winter survival of ticks, personal protection, and the management of ticks in landscapes.
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems.

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