Green Careers Event at Essex School

Green Careers Event at Essex School, Fall 2022     Essex (full name) students were again taught the basics of Lawn Care, the benefits of Healthy Turf and what a career in Lawn Care has meant to all of the instructors. Those participating included Joe Szczechowicz, Gerry White, Luke Ford, Bill Dixon, Phyllis Hodge, and Jake Arsenault. Chris Ford helped …

Highlights 2022 Golf Classic

         The 2022 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic was held at Butter Brook Golf Club on October 6.  It was a perfect day! Rain the night before that brought everything to life, including the Fall colors, followed by warmth and sunshine!  MALCP hosted 144 players, our largest field ever!  Thanks to all of our NESTMA friends, vendors, suppliers; all …

2022 “On-Demand” WLCC – Recap

The 2022 MALCP Winter Lawn Care Conference went “On-Demand” with 6-Pod casts available to registered attendees for a 10-day period, 24/7! Meaning, participants were able to view the talks on their own schedule during this time period. The event started January 19 and ran through January 29. After attending each Pod-Cast, a brief quiz about the topic was given which …

Highlights 2021 Annual Meeting

MALCP’s Annual Meeting was again held in person at the Wayside Inn. It was great to be together for a delicious meal and informative conversations. Thanks to generous toy contributions, we matched our yearly goal of filling 2 large boxes for Toys for Tots. Steve Boksanski spoke with us about how the pandemic has affected the legislative process. The State …

Highlights 2021 Golf Classic

         WOW!!  Ideal weather, a large field of happy golfers, both seasoned and ever improving, and great food made for a memorable 2021 MALCP/NESTMA Golf Classic at Butter Brook Golf Club on October 7.  A dedicated golf committee, generous sponsors and resilient problem solvers overcame worker shortages, health issues and supply concerns to score a great day! …

2021 “Virtual” WLCC – Recap

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 2021 MALCP Winter Lawn Care Conference went “Virtual” with 5-Pod casts available to registered attendees for a 10-day period, 24/7! Meaning, participants were able to view the talks on their own schedule during this time period. The event started January 21 and ran through January 31, and was hosted by Bob Mann, NALP. After …

Now Live! Pesticide Exams at MDAR

“The online pesticide exam is now a reality in MA. It is different than what many of us have experienced over the years. With the COVID phenomenon still with us, the implementation of this new means of taking the exam is the most feasible way of handling all those who are getting their pesticide licenses. This has been in the …

Re-Cap! of MALCP Virtual Annual Meeting

Hi Everyone,   MALCP’s Annual Meeting, though smaller than last year’s, which included the Healthy Soils Listening Session, was a success. People were very engaged and the discussions were lively.  President Steve Bukoff opened the meeting thanking the Board and MALCP’s staff for their dedicated work throughout the year. The 2021 Winter Lawn Care Conference Committee is working on a virtual WLCC. More …

Highlights 2020 Golf Classic

The Butter Brook Golf Course was alight with happy golfers, good food, and some terrific golf shots on October 1, a sunny and typical New England fall seasonal day.  The challenging holes of  “8” and “11” experienced neither a hole in one, nor a drive w/in six inches of the pin, but did produce many memorable drives. Due to the …

Mary Owen retiring / June Update!

Mary Owen, is retiring! Most, if not all, Malcp members know Mary Owen, she is the Cooperative Extension Turf Specialist at UMass, Amherst. Her wealth of knowledge on Turf has assisted turf professionals and the public for decades. She served on Malcp’s Board guiding us in various major endeavors throughout our history. Mary’s knowledge of current happenings in turf, her relationships …