COVID-19 Operational Guidelines, Update from NALP

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has pulled together a broad collection of important COVID-19 resources including: Operational Guidelines Financial Resources Webinars to keep you in touch with other industry professionals during this time Podcasts, and News NALP website: Please take the time to digest and implement the materials provided. Keep up the good and necessary focus […]

UPDATE! Landscaper Services, defined by Governor Baker

For your information, the paragraph below is from the updated Essential Services List regarding LANDSCAPER SERVICES, as defined by Governor Baker: “This is the new official language from the governor’s full guide to Essential Services. It DOES include the word LANDSCAPER, in the broad definition, as well as a decent explanation. Workers such as plumbers, […]

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 […]

Highlights of the 2020 WLCC

On January 15, 2020, MALCP held their 2020 Winter Lawn Care Conference (WLCC) at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge MA. This was a great opportunity for everyone in the Lawn Care and Green Industries, such as: Lawn Care Professionals, Sports Turf Managers, Golf Course Personnel, Landscapers, and Municipal/Institutional Groundskeepers, to meet and […]

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 […]