Feb 15, 2017

"Climate, Weather and Apples" available as downloadable PDF here. UMass Extension/Stockbridge School of Agriculture staff/faculty Jon Clements and Daniel Cooley collaborated with Iowa State University scientists Lois Wright Morton and Mark Gleason to produce this publication after holding a listening session in March 2016 on the UMass Amherst campus that included app. 25 apple growers and Extension professionals from across New England.

Nov 6, 2018

Rick Harper says American elm trees are tough, which make them a great choice for urban locations. The heartiness of this tree is demonstrated by the success found at a one-acre elm orchard at the Agricultural Learning Center at the north edge of the UMass Amherst campus. These saplings have survived severe drought, abnormally wet conditions, deer munching, and feeding injury from gypsy moth and Japanese beetle. Still, about 80% of the 220 seedlings are thriving.

Nov 2, 2018

Climate Adaptation Draws Crowd: Mass ECAN Conference 2018

The Massachusetts Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Network (Mass ECAN) celebrated its first birthday by bringing together over 100 climate adaptation practitioners and researchers from across the state during its second annual conference held this year at Framingham State University. Mass ECAN is a community of practice for those working on climate adaptation in Massachusetts and interested in ecosystem resilience and natural resources conservation.

Oct 9, 2018

Classes meets twice per week and run through December 13, 2018.  Three educational tracks are offered: Landscape Management, Turf Management, and Arboriculture. Green School will not be offered again until fall 2020.

For complete information about Green School, including the schedule, curriculum, and registration information, go to ag.umass.edu/landscape/education/umass-extensions-green-school

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