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Calendar of Events

For more information on workshops and/or meetings: Contact Deb Cannon at 508.295.2212, ext. 10, unless otherwise noted.

Bogside Workshops: We have two Bogside Workshops scheduled for 2015.

Demonstration of drainage tile, update of insect pests, weed management, and planning your fungicide program
May 12th, 9 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Edgewood Headquarters, 73 Tremont St. Carver, MA

Kick off the growing season! See the state of the art drainage tile on a recently renovated bog. Discuss experiences using various depths and spacings. Hear the latest update on insect scouting in the area: what is active and what is recommended. Talk about herbicide timing for dodder, early summer weed management, and see a demonstration on backpack sprayer calibration. Disease management tips and strategies will be discussed for managing with and without Bravo! Upright Dieback and Fairy Ring reminders will be presented as well.
Two pesticide contact hours in category 30

Timing for first fungicide and first fruitworm
June 9th, 8 AM to 10 AM
Location: State Bog, UMass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Road

Get ready to calculate % in bloom and % out of bloom to properly time your fungicides and insecticides this June! Discuss current recommendations for best management of fruit rot and fruitworm pests.
Two pesticide contact hours in category 30

Worker Protection Training - The next training sessions for cranberry workers in the handler category have been scheduled here at the Station Library from 2-4 PM on April 29th, May 27th and June 24th. There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of the WPS training manual. If you have a pesticide license, you do not need this training but any workers do. Please contact Marty Sylvia by email or at 508-295-2212 x 20 for more info.

North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Conference. 3-day meeting held every other year. The next meeting is scheduled for the summer of 2015 in Oregon. Info will be available at a later date.

UMass Extension does offer Pesticide Recertification credit classes (contact hours) at various times and locations. Please click here for more information.

The next annual Cranberry Management Update Meeting will be held in January 2016. Please check back here beginning in November 2015 for more details.

Pesticide Safety Training - The next meeting will be held in April 2016. Please check back here in Nov./Dec. for registration info.

Cranberry Beginners Workshop. Held periodically as needed. Usually 1/2 day in the spring.

Management Workshops. Held periodically during the summer for 1-2 hours. A contact hour may be offered depending on subject matter.

Pesticide Training Workshop - This workshop, which is sponsored by Pesticide Education, UMass Extension, is designed to help individuals prepare for the pesticide applicator license exam. This workshop provides a review of the study manuals and is not intended to replace a thorough reading of the study manuals on your own. There is usually at least one session (sometimes two) held here at the Station in February and/or April. The next one will be here in 2016.
For more information, or to register for other workshops contact Natalia Clifton directly at 413-545-1044 or visit the following links:
http://www.umass.edu/pested/training_workshops/
http://www.umass.edu/pested/training_workshops/registration_form13.htm

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