The UMass Extension Landscape Message, previously available only by subscription, is now available online and free of charge. The message allows landscapers, arborists, turf managers, nursery growers and other Green Industry professionals to be in touch with local pest activity on a 24-hour basis. The following information is commonly available for turf and landscape plant materials:
- Weather and general conditions reports
- What insects are currently emerging
- Disease occurrences and potential disease problems
- Growing degree day reports
- Phenology information for key indicator plants
- Cultural problems and solutions
- Pest management strategies, including Integrated Pest Management
A new message is available weekly during the heart of the growing season, bi-weekly in mid to late summer, and monthly during the winter months. Subscribe to our e-mail list to receive notification in your inbox when each new message is posted.
What are YOU seeing? Let us know in the Reader Feedback section of the current Landscape Message.