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Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 9:00am
Come learn about non-chemical Varroa management tools with Sam Comfort and Angela Roell
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 8:30am
Join us for the MFGA summer trial garden tour and educational program at Cavicchio Greenhouses. This year we will have a morning program that will include a pest update from the UMass Plant Diagnostic Lab, and a demonstration of dipping incoming plant material to reduce pest populations. After the presentations we will tour and review new annuals and perennials in the enlarged Cavicchio's plant trial garden. 1.5 pesticide credits for greenhouse category (26) have been approved for this program.
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 9:00am
Learn how to FIGHT THE MITE! This full-day, interactive workshop, co-hosted by the MDAR Apiary Team and UMass Extension, will leave you prepared to control Varroa in your hives.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Participants will gain hands-on experience with many important landscape and forest diseases of trees and shrubs. An introductory lecture will review the basics of diagnostic plant pathology followed by a walking tour of campus. The day will end with a laboratory session using microscopy.
Wednesday, October 9, 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, October 17, 2019 - 9:00am
This is Day 1 of our three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:00am
This is Day 2 of our three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:00am
This is Day 3 of our three-day program that looks at the characteristics of invasive insects, the impacts and costs they have regionally and nationwide, and highlights the biology, ecology, and identification of some of the most destructive insects.