The UMass Extension Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program operates within the Agriculture & Landscape Program of UMass Extension. The core of the program is a self-managed group of educators and specialists in weed science, entomology, plant pathology, plant materials, alternative pest controls, and diagnostics.
Now available online: the 2014 UMass Extension Green Directory, a comprehensive guide to educational resources for Massachusetts agriculture industry professionals.
Visit the UMass Extension main page for a list of events, what’s new, and quick links to landscape messages, fact sheets, plant diagnostic services, printed publications and more, The website also links to pesticide license information.
The bi-annual Green School is the most visible outreach of the Landscape, Nursery and Urban Forestry team. Green School is a 10-week comprehensive educational training program for green industry professionals. The series of seminars and workshops provides training in horticulture fundamentals and their relationship to environmental quality. Green School is in session every other fall. Watch for the next one in fall 2014.