Category Archives: Articles

Lawn and Landscape Turf: A Key Resource

Below is an Article which appeared on the UMass Extension Turf Program, Amherst MA web-site: Land and Landscape Turf: A Key Resource Residential and commercial lawns and utility-type turf comprise a significant portion of the the landscape in Massachusetts and beyond. These lawns may be at private residences, at business establishments, in industrial developments, on […]

Green Careers Event at Essex School

Green Careers Event at Essex School, Fall 2021     Last year, in their, spare time, MALCP members  Joe Szczechowicz, Steve Bukoff, Luke Ford, Jacob Arsenault, Bill Dixon, Austin Marsteller, and Gerry White developed a Green Careers curriculum for Lawn Care which included hands on training sessions for high school students. The first school participating […]

“Spotted Lanternfly,” First Detection in North American

Penn State Extension Releases, “Spotted Lanternfly” Management Guide The first North American detection of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) was in Pennsylvania in 2014. Although the pest has continued to spread to other states in the Northeast and beyond since then, Pennsylvania remains ground zero for many of the efforts to combat the invader, with Penn […]

NALP National Updates – April

The Advocate is a weekly publication about federal, state, and local public policy issues that is free to NALP members. NALP Deemed “Essential” by DHS — Impacts Throughout the 50 States Last Saturday, the Landscape Industry received the good news that “landscapers” were deemed essential by the Federal Government on version two of the Department […]

UMass Extension Closing Notice!

COVID-19 Statement from UMASS Extension As you are probably aware, operations at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have been significantly reduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to student activities, this also applies to research and the facilities managed by UMass Extension and the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment. Current information […]

Fungus Could Help Control the Emerald Ash Borer Insect

This article recently appeared in “Entomology Today” brought to you by the Entomological Society of America. “Canadian scientists have figured out how to hit the tree-killing emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) where it really hurts by employing a fatal fungus that turns mating into a way of decreasing, not increasing, its numbers. Male emerald ash […]