Turf and landscape practitioners in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are advised to stay up to date with changing fertilizer and nutrient management requirements. Click here for details.
In the wake of a severe storm or other disaster, landscape considerations are seldom on the forefront. Prior planning and intelligent design, however, can help to make urban tree plantings more resilient during serious events.
Information about managing winter desiccation injury with anti-desiccant sprays.
Widespread concern now exists that WPBR will once again become a serious threat for the long-term health of eastern white pine in New England.
The UMass Extension Turf Program has reviewed, revised and expanded technical information regarding the management of soil and nutrients in turf systems.
It’s important to remember to take steps to protect ourselves from ticks and mosquito bites, as they can carry diseases that make us sick.
Spotted Wing Drosophila numbers continue to increase. We are consistently catching them in all locations across the state where we have traps.
We are seeing a lot of ticks this spring. Those females that survived the winter did not find hosts and are waiting along the trails for a vertebrate to happen along.
The deadline to purchase a USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) multi-peril crop insurance policy (MPCI) for nursery crops is May 1, 2013.
Downy mildew of Impatiens, Plasmopara obduscens, has been reported sporadically since 2004 but it wasn’t until 2011 that widespread outbreaks were observed in landscapes in Massachusetts.