Calendar of Events
For more information on workshops and/or meetings: Contact Deb Cannon at 508.295.2212, ext. 10, unless otherwise noted.
UMass Extension Symposium: Pollinator Health for Agriculture and Landscapes
Anne Averill is hosting and participating
Event date/time: Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:45am to 4:00pm
Place: Campus Center Auditorium, UMass Amherst
A full day program for all sectors of the agriculture and landscape communities, including agricultural producers and grounds management professionals. University and national experts on pollinating insects, protection of pollinators, and pesticides will share the latest scientific research on factors affecting the health of honeybees and other pollinators, best practices for sustaining populations, and minimizing negative impacts with responsible production and land management strategies.
Registration Cost: $65 per person, if two or more from same business, then $40/person. Online registrations include a nominal processing fee.
4 pesticide recertification contact hours have been approved in all categories, valid for licenses in all New England states.
Pesticide Safety Training - The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the Wareham Lodge of Elks. Please check back here soon for more info.
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 will be one session held here at the Station, on April 16 & 17th, 2015. For more information, or to register for workshops
contact Natalia Clifton directly at 413-545-1044 or visit the following links:
Worker Protection Training - The next training sessions here at the Station will be held in the spring of 2015. Please contact Marty Sylvia by email or at 508-295-2212 x 20 for more 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.
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 annual Cranberry Management Update Meeting is held annually in January. The next meeting will be in 2016. Please check back here in November 2015 for more details.