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 municipal properties, in parks, 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 was Essex North Shore Agricultural …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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 …