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UMass Extension’s Invasive Plant Management Certification

Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley MA A four-day program to help participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. The first class in this series, A1: Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science, is February 19! A certificate in Invasive Plant Management may be obtained by attending all four sessions (details below) and obtaining a passing grade on each. To […]

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Spotted Lanternfly Conference in Massachusetts

UMass Extension’s  Spotted Lanternfly Preparedness Conference February 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Doubletree Hotel, Milford, MA Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events (UMass Extension) The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was first detected in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014. This non-native, invasive insect has since had a large impact on agricultural […]

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Garlic Mustard Management Workshop

You are cordially invited to a Workshop on Garlic Mustard Management on January 16, 2019, hosted by The Stinson Lab at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Join us for a morning of talks featuring the latest on our garlic mustard research and round table discussions about its impacts and management. The workshop will summarize long term […]

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Invasive Plant Service Day at Camden Hills State Park

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Join the Maine Conservation Corps and Maine Natural Areas Program to help remove destructive invasive plants from Camden Hills State Park! Invasive plants can overgrow natural areas, strangle trees, and push out beneficial native plants. We will remove plants like Asiatic bittersweet, shrub honeysuckles, Japanese barberry, multiflora rose, […]

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Asian Longhorned Tick Discovered in New England

For more information, see What you need to know about Asian longhorned ticks – A new tick in the United States page on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website. Invasive longhorned tick found for 1st time in New England

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Invasive Species Talk and Walk in Bridgton

Saturday, December 8, 9:00-11:30 a.m. Maine Lake Science Center, 51 Willett Road, Bridgton, Maine Please join the Lakes Environmental Association in welcoming Nancy Olmstead, a Maine State invasive species biologist to the Maine Lake Science Center in Bridgton. Nancy will focus on the invasive terrestrial species in Pondicherry Park, how to identify them, and how […]

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Managing Your Forest in the Presence of Emerald Ash Borer

Webinar by Dr.Kimberly Bohn July 18, 2018 Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (webinars may run long with questions) Emerald ash borer has established in most of the northeastern states.  An important aspect of managing the impacts is to understand how to manipulate forests and woodlots prior to […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Maine

AUGUSTA – Officials at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) report that emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Maine. Despite an aggressive search for at least a decade, the destructive forest insect from Asia had not been detected in Maine previously. It has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees […]

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Invasive Terrestrial Plant Control Workshop and Field Tours, Belfast Area

Please join Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service for a series of intensive workshops on terrestrial invasive plant management, beginning with the May 23 evening workshop described below. This series is geared toward conservation and land management professionals and those with a strong interest in managing invasive plants in Maine. […]

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Crazy Worm Resources from the University of Vermont

(Bolded articles are ‘must-read.’) Classification and Identification of Pheretimoids Blakemore, R.J., 2012. Japanese earthworms revisited a decade on: (Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea), Zoology in the Middle East, 58(sup4), January 2012, pp.15-22. Japanese earthworms revisited a decade on (Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea) (PDF) Chang, C.h., Snyder, B.A. and Szlavecz, K., 2016. Asian pheretimoid earthworms in North America north of Mexico: An […]

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