Upcoming Educational Events
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:00am Place: DoubleTree Hotel - Milford, MA
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 Part B of the 2013 Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 8:00am Place: Agricultural Engineering Building, Third Floor
UMass Turf Entomologist Pat Vittum will lead this half-day session focusing on the identification of turf insect pests common in the Northeast. Insect categories covered will include white grubs, weevils, chinchbugs & billbugs, caterpillars, and crane flies. Lecture material will be coupled with hands-on examination of specimens, and IPM considerations such as threshold levels will be highlighted.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 8:00am Place: UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center
Research Field Day is our 'open house', when we invite turf managers and their associates to visit the UMass Joseph Troll Turf Research Center. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and speak with UMass Turf Program staff and to view projects underway.