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 was Essex North Shore Agricultural …

Rhode Island Emissions Bill

Rhode Island bill looks to make all lawn care equipment zero emissions by 2027   PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A new bill at the Rhode Island State House is looking to make all lawn care equipment zero emissions by 2027, but it’s receiving pushback from those that use the equipment the most. “This is part of a broad range of …

“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 State playing a lead role …

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 of Homeland Security (DHS) “Guidance …

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 on the UMass closure can …

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 borers infected with the fungus …

Alabama man thanks a veteran in Maynard by mowing his lawn

The article below recently ran on the WickedLocal-Maynard webpage, 5/24/19.  “He has become a legend of sorts and on May 24, Rodney Smith Jr., an Alabama man who has been touring the United States with his mower – G.I. Moe – to show his appreciation for veterans, made his way to Maynard. While he was in town he mowed the …

“Why you should avoid raking grass clippings…” from Bob Mann

The following article appeared on the front page of USA TODAY, the Thursday, May 2, 2019 edition, featuring a conversation with Bob Mann with NALP and a member of MALCP. “If you’re cleaning up grass clippings after mowing the lawn, you’re likely losing money and wasting time. That’s because grass clippings hold valuable nutrients that can fertilize your lawn, experts …

April is… National Lawn Care Month!

SPREAD THE WORD! The start of the spring season is the perfect time to harness the public’s excitement about the outdoors and remind them about the benefits of a well cared for lawn! Access our Lawn Care Month Toolkit for facts, resources, infographics, photos, and a logo that can be used in your social media and client communications to help …