Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 10:30am
Join Dr. Jaime Piñero to learn the basics of pest identification and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the home orchard.
Monday, March 8, 2021 - 9:00am
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.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:30am
A 'How-To' and Virtual Clinic: this seminar will cover Planting, Early Care, Pruning, Varieties and Diagnostics of brambles.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00pm
Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 10:30am
Wes Autio will present a workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees.
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 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 4-part Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 9:00am
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 8:30am
Come join us to learn management strategies and practices that you can implement to provide beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly landscapes for your customers. Attend either day, or both, with a different set of topics each day.