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

We will be hosting a Workshop on Tuesday August 4 from 9:30-11 AM in the library at the Station. The purpose of the workshop will be to walk you through the highlights of the newly published 300-page weed ID guide and provide examples of weed characteristics that will help you ID weeds on your own. One (1) Pesticide credit is available.

The cost is $20 (cash or check payable to UMass) for the workshop and you will receive a copy of the guide. For planning purposes, please RSVP by either calling (508)295-2212 x10 or x21, or emailing Hilary.

North American Cranberry Research and Extension Workers Conference (NACREW). 3-day meeting held every other year. The next meeting is scheduled for August 24-27, 2015 in Oregon. Info is available by visiting the Oregon Cranberry Growers Association website.

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

Worker Protection Training - The training sessions for cranberry workers in the handler category here at the Station have concluded for 2015. They are usually held on a Wednesday in April, May, and June. 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.

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