Upcoming Educational Events
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:00am Place: DoubleTree Hotel
While landscape and turf professionals may be knowledgeable about the state regulations that govern the type of work they normally do, regulations that govern certain aspects of invasive plant management may be different. This session covers state regulations including the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, and pesticide regulations, including those specific to right-of-ways.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 9:00am Place: DoubleTree Hotel
An overview of the topic of invasive plants, focusing on why we should be concerned about them and enhancing your ability to readily identify invasive plants as well as their look-alikes. The work of the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group, including its strategies, recommendations, and the recently released Early Detection/Rapid Response Priority List document, will be discussed.
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:00am Place: DoubleTree Hotel
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 2014 Invasive Plant Certification Program.
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 9:00am Place: UMass Amherst - French Hall
Using a classroom presentation, potted weed herbarium and weed walk, UMass Extension Specialist Randy Prostak will help participants enhance their broadleaf weed identification skills.