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Massachusetts State House

On Ag Day farmers and agriculture officials from across the state come together to visit legislators and discuss issues and legislation which affect farms and local communities.

UMass Extension's 2015 Green Directory

The  Green Directory is a free, comprehensive guide to educational resources for beginning and established agriculture and green industry professionals in Massachusetts.

A bee visits a sea holly flower

An exciting, full day educational program of research based information about native bees, honey bees and protecting pollinator health.

Emerald Ash Borer close up

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has implemented a state-wide Massachusetts quarantine to help slow the spread of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer.

UMass is collaborating with Cornell University, the University of New Hampshire and industry and community partners on exciting new urban forestry approaches.

EAB adult close-up

The destructive beetle was detected in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, 2014, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has released new 2012 Census of Agriculture profiles for all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and more than 3,000 counties in the nation.

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.

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