April

  • April 23

    Scouting for Early-Season Landscape Pests and Problems - 4:30 - 6:30 pm, UMass Amherst. Join Randy Prostak, Extension Weed Specialist, Nick Brazee, Extension Plant Pathologist, and Rick Harper, Extension Assistant Professor in Urban & Community Forestry, for a walk through the landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible. Two pesticide credits available. Pre-registration required. http://extension.umass.edu/landscape/ or contact UMass Extension at 413-545-0895, eweeks@umext.umass.edu.

  • April 24

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Webinar - The NACD Forest RPG and Urban and Community RPG will co-host a webinar on emerald ash borer (EAB) and the challenges the forest pest creates for civic leaders and conservation professionals. The webinar will include presentations from a U.S. Forest Service expert and conservation districts engaged in EAB planning and cleanup efforts. The webinar is limited to the first 100 attendees to sign up for the event.

May Events

  • May 15

    Massachusetts Envirothon - Sholan Farms, Leominster - Every year, Envirothon teams representing schools and community organizations across Massachusetts prepare for a statewide event that tests their knowledge of forest, wildlife, water, and soil resources and of current environmental issues. www.maenvirothon.org.