Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at UMass Amherst

Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at UMass Amherst We connect University resources, information and people with real-world needs. UMass Extension • Water Resources Research Cntr • Mass. Ag. Experiment Sta.
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The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst integrates research and outreach education in agriculture, food systems and the environment. The Center is the contemporary standard bearer of the university’s land-grant origins. It provides linkages from the University with vibrant business, policy and public interest sectors in the state, including agriculture, the horticultural 'green industries,' environmental decision makers and food system interests. The Center advances academic research and practical solutions to issues and problems that impact the well-being of people, communities, farms, businesses, and natural systems. Building on a tradition of leadership and support for Massachusetts’ agriculture, the Center’s flexible portfolio of projects, programs and initiatives seeks to support original scientific discovery and promote academic scholarship and its application and dissemination for broad public benefit. The Center is the home of UMass Extension, the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station and the Water Resources Research Center. The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment is based in the College of Natural Sciences at UMass Amherst and works in partnership with faculty across many academic departments at UMass Amherst.

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4-H Career Exploration Zoom Series: Lindsey Larson. Economist at World Bank. Wed, June 16- 7:00 pm. For zoom link, conta...
06/09/2021

4-H Career Exploration Zoom Series: Lindsey Larson. Economist at World Bank. Wed, June 16- 7:00 pm. For zoom link, contact: [email protected]

4-H Career Exploration Zoom Series: Lindsey Larson. Economist at World Bank. Wed, June 16- 7:00 pm. For zoom link, contact: [email protected]

GO! Ag-tivities open at Mass farmstands. Check out map for one near you. https://bit.ly/3fgj4YO  #umassextension #farmst...
05/25/2021

GO! Ag-tivities open at Mass farmstands. Check out map for one near you. https://bit.ly/3fgj4YO #umassextension #farmstands #massagriculture #buylocal #asparagus #beddingplants

GO! Ag-tivities open at Mass farmstands. Check out map for one near you. https://bit.ly/3fgj4YO #umassextension #farmstands #massagriculture #buylocal #asparagus #beddingplants

They’re back! Get Tick and Mosquito Education. Tues, June 8 & 15, 10 am-12 noon. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3uqkaFP Pest cr...
05/24/2021

They’re back! Get Tick and Mosquito Education. Tues, June 8 & 15, 10 am-12 noon. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3uqkaFP Pest credits. #umassextension #ticks #mosquito

It’s time! Right Plant, Right Place. Check out what to plant for summer beauty. https://bit.ly/3v6cbPk #umassextension #...
05/19/2021

It’s time! Right Plant, Right Place. Check out what to plant for summer beauty. https://bit.ly/3v6cbPk #umassextension #flowers #trees #landscapes

It’s time! Right Plant, Right Place. Check out what to plant for summer beauty. https://bit.ly/3v6cbPk #umassextension #flowers #trees #landscapes

Video! UMass Cold Spring Orchard: Turning the Corner. Reopens in August with juicy peaches! See you then. https://bit.ly...
05/17/2021

Video! UMass Cold Spring Orchard: Turning the Corner. Reopens in August with juicy peaches! See you then. https://bit.ly/3ys3UY2 #umassextension #umassfruit #coldspringorchard #peaches

Video! UMass Cold Spring Orchard: Turning the Corner. Reopens in August with juicy peaches! See you then. https://bit.ly/3ys3UY2 #umassextension #umassfruit #coldspringorchard #peaches

Free Webinar! Green Up Food & Beverage Businesses. 3rd Friday through Sept. 1 pm   Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3uOtELR ...
05/13/2021

Free Webinar! Green Up Food & Beverage Businesses. 3rd Friday through Sept. 1 pm Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3uOtELR #umassextension #cleanenergy #foodandbeverage

Free Webinar! Green Up Food & Beverage Businesses. 3rd Friday through Sept. 1 pm Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3uOtELR #umassextension #cleanenergy #foodandbeverage

Free webinar! Diseases of Landscape Trees. Thus May 20 12 noon. Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 #umassextension #ur...
05/11/2021

Free webinar! Diseases of Landscape Trees. Thus May 20 12 noon. Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 #umassextension #urbanforestry #trees

Free webinar! Diseases of Landscape Trees. Thus May 20 12 noon. Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 #umassextension #urbanforestry #trees

Free Summit: Conserving & Restoring Cranberry Farmland in MA. Fri, May 7 9:00 am – 3 pm. UMass Christine Hatch discusses...
05/05/2021

Free Summit: Conserving & Restoring Cranberry Farmland in MA. Fri, May 7 9:00 am – 3 pm. UMass Christine Hatch discusses technologies. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3h7WgM2 #restoration #cranberry bog #conservation #wildlife

Free Summit: Conserving & Restoring Cranberry Farmland in MA. Fri, May 7 9:00 am – 3 pm. UMass Christine Hatch discusses technologies. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3h7WgM2 #restoration #cranberry bog #conservation #wildlife

Be gone, invasive Japanese Knotweed! Learn how at this Webinar, Thurs May 13 at 3 pm.  Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/2Spu...
05/04/2021

Be gone, invasive Japanese Knotweed! Learn how at this Webinar, Thurs May 13 at 3 pm. Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/2SpuhgG #umassextension #invasiveweeds #knotweed

Be gone, invasive Japanese Knotweed! Learn how at this Webinar, Thurs May 13 at 3 pm. Pre-reg here: https://bit.ly/2SpuhgG #umassextension #invasiveweeds #knotweed

FREE Webinar! Managing Fruit Trees in the Landscape. Thurs May 6 noon (EST). CEU’s Pre-Reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 ...
05/03/2021

FREE Webinar! Managing Fruit Trees in the Landscape. Thurs May 6 noon (EST). CEU’s Pre-Reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 Wes Autio will discuss. #umassextensikon #urbanforest #trees

FREE Webinar! Managing Fruit Trees in the Landscape. Thurs May 6 noon (EST). CEU’s Pre-Reg here: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 Wes Autio will discuss. #umassextensikon #urbanforest #trees

Apples! Grapes! Fireblight, oh my!  Free Twilight Mtg- pressing orchard issues. Thurs May 6, 2021, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Pre...
04/29/2021

Apples! Grapes! Fireblight, oh my! Free Twilight Mtg- pressing orchard issues. Thurs May 6, 2021, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Pre-reg: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 #umassextension #applethining #fireblight #orchardissues

Apples! Grapes! Fireblight, oh my! Free Twilight Mtg- pressing orchard issues. Thurs May 6, 2021, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Pre-reg: https://bit.ly/3tYyUw1 #umassextension #applethining #fireblight #orchardissues

Be armed with info, they are coming! Tick and Mosquito Webinar. June 8 & 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:10 pm. Pre-reg https:...
04/29/2021

Be armed with info, they are coming! Tick and Mosquito Webinar. June 8 & 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:10 pm. Pre-reg https://bit.ly/3gLl0cL #umassextension #ticks #mosquitos

Be armed with info, they are coming! Tick and Mosquito Webinar. June 8 & 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:10 pm. Pre-reg https://bit.ly/3gLl0cL #umassextension #ticks #mosquitos

FREE! Virtual Lunchtime Bogside Workshop (cranberry growers). Wed May 12, Noon -1:00 pm. Pre-reg: rmhardy@umass.edu. 1 p...
04/26/2021

FREE! Virtual Lunchtime Bogside Workshop (cranberry growers). Wed May 12, Noon -1:00 pm. Pre-reg: [email protected]. 1 pesticide credit.

FREE! Virtual Lunchtime Bogside Workshop (cranberry growers). Wed May 12, Noon -1:00 pm. Pre-reg: [email protected]. 1 pesticide credit.

FREE! Brassica Pest Management with 5 extension experts. Wed. April 14th 12:00 - 1pm. 1 pesticide credit. Pre-reg https:...
04/07/2021

FREE! Brassica Pest Management with 5 extension experts. Wed. April 14th 12:00 - 1pm. 1 pesticide credit. Pre-reg https://bit.ly/39RJoVR #umassextension #ipm #gardenpests

FREE! Brassica Pest Management with 5 extension experts. Wed. April 14th 12:00 - 1pm. 1 pesticide credit. Pre-reg https://bit.ly/39RJoVR #umassextension #ipm #gardenpests

2021 Virtual Envirothon! High school teams-sign up by April 16 (FREE!). Details here: https://massenvirothon.org/  #umas...
04/05/2021

2021 Virtual Envirothon! High school teams-sign up by April 16 (FREE!). Details here: https://massenvirothon.org/ #umassextension #massenvirothon #science #naturalresources #climatechange

2021 Virtual Envirothon! High school teams-sign up by April 16 (FREE!). Details here: https://massenvirothon.org/ #umassextension #massenvirothon #science #naturalresources #climatechange

Free! Tree Fruit Zoom Twilight Meeting. Tues, April 13, 2021 - 5:30pm  Pre-Reg  https://bit.ly/3wqFtch   # umassextensio...
04/05/2021

Free! Tree Fruit Zoom Twilight Meeting. Tues, April 13, 2021 - 5:30pm Pre-Reg https://bit.ly/3wqFtch # umassextension #treefruit #apples #peaches

Free! Tree Fruit Zoom Twilight Meeting. Tues, April 13, 2021 - 5:30pm Pre-Reg https://bit.ly/3wqFtch # umassextension #treefruit #apples #peaches

Ask the Entomologist: early spring pests, mites & insects with Tawny Simisky!  Thurs. April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am.  Pre-r...
03/30/2021

Ask the Entomologist: early spring pests, mites & insects with Tawny Simisky! Thurs. April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am. Pre-reg: bit.ly/3dzfZkD #umassextension #pests #mites

Ask the Entomologist: early spring pests, mites & insects with Tawny Simisky! Thurs. April 22, 2021 at 10:00 am. Pre-reg: bit.ly/3dzfZkD #umassextension #pests #mites

Check out FREE online webinar series! UMass Crop, Dairy, Livestock & Equine (recorded) on grazing & foraging. https://bi...
03/30/2021

Check out FREE online webinar series! UMass Crop, Dairy, Livestock & Equine (recorded) on grazing & foraging. https://bit.ly/3rvCziH # umassextension #grazing #foraging

Check out FREE online webinar series! UMass Crop, Dairy, Livestock & Equine (recorded) on grazing & foraging. https://bit.ly/3rvCziH # umassextension #grazing #foraging

Get a jump-start on your garden! UMass offers great tips: https://bit.ly/3u7LatA  #umassextension #homegardening #seedli...
03/29/2021

Get a jump-start on your garden! UMass offers great tips: https://bit.ly/3u7LatA #umassextension #homegardening #seedlings

Get a jump-start on your garden! UMass offers great tips: https://bit.ly/3u7LatA #umassextension #homegardening #seedlings

Find your inner “Peas” at a planting program. Wed. April 7th  7:00 pm on Zoom. Kids: Great intro to gardening! Free for ...
03/29/2021

Find your inner “Peas” at a planting program. Wed. April 7th 7:00 pm on Zoom. Kids: Great intro to gardening! Free for 4-H members. $5 for non-members. To register: [email protected] #umassextension #umass4h #gardeningforkids

Find your inner “Peas” at a planting program. Wed. April 7th 7:00 pm on Zoom. Kids: Great intro to gardening! Free for 4-H members. $5 for non-members. To register: [email protected] #umassextension #umass4h #gardeningforkids

Check out video of UMass lambs arriving to welcome spring!  https://bit.ly/3skVXjVAnd order your EweMass wool blanket he...
03/24/2021

Check out video of UMass lambs arriving to welcome spring! https://bit.ly/3skVXjV
And order your EweMass wool blanket here: bit.ly/39ctepK #ewemasswoolblankets #umasshadleyfarm

Check out video of UMass lambs arriving to welcome spring! https://bit.ly/3skVXjV
And order your EweMass wool blanket here: bit.ly/39ctepK #ewemasswoolblankets #umasshadleyfarm

FRUIT FARMERS: UMass leading effort to create an app to help thin fruit. Check it out:  http://bit.ly/3r3GJhE  #umassext...
03/18/2021

FRUIT FARMERS: UMass leading effort to create an app to help thin fruit. Check it out: http://bit.ly/3r3GJhE #umassextension #treefruit Photo:Michelle Cortens/Perennia

FRUIT FARMERS: UMass leading effort to create an app to help thin fruit. Check it out: http://bit.ly/3r3GJhE #umassextension #treefruit Photo:Michelle Cortens/Perennia

Check it out! Weedinar: Glyphosate 411 Wed. April 7, 2021,  9 am to noon  http://bit.ly/3rRYpOx   #umassextension #umass...
03/17/2021

Check it out! Weedinar: Glyphosate 411 Wed. April 7, 2021, 9 am to noon http://bit.ly/3rRYpOx #umassextension #umasslnuf #herbicide

Check it out! Weedinar: Glyphosate 411 Wed. April 7, 2021, 9 am to noon http://bit.ly/3rRYpOx #umassextension #umasslnuf #herbicide

Did you miss a Mass Aggie? No worries! Get recorded seminars online. Click here: https://bit.ly/2Im1chk   #umassextensio...
03/17/2021

Did you miss a Mass Aggie? No worries! Get recorded seminars online. Click here: https://bit.ly/2Im1chk #umassextension #massaggieseminars #pruning #homeorchard

Did you miss a Mass Aggie? No worries! Get recorded seminars online. Click here: https://bit.ly/2Im1chk #umassextension #massaggieseminars #pruning #homeorchard

FREE! Value-Added Food Products. 3 half-day sessions. Mar 23, 25, 30. Hosted by CISA with 2 UMass experts. http://bit.ly...
03/15/2021

FREE! Value-Added Food Products. 3 half-day sessions. Mar 23, 25, 30. Hosted by CISA with 2 UMass experts. http://bit.ly/3eCbBDv #umassextension #valueaddedfoods #foodsafety

FREE! Value-Added Food Products. 3 half-day sessions. Mar 23, 25, 30. Hosted by CISA with 2 UMass experts. http://bit.ly/3eCbBDv #umassextension #valueaddedfoods #foodsafety

Webinar! Spring Kickoff for Landscapers. Mar 24 & 25. Pre-reg: http://bit.ly/3t8i50I Pests, pollinators, trees & more!  ...
03/10/2021

Webinar! Spring Kickoff for Landscapers. Mar 24 & 25. Pre-reg: http://bit.ly/3t8i50I Pests, pollinators, trees & more! #umassextension #landscape

Webinar! Spring Kickoff for Landscapers. Mar 24 & 25. Pre-reg: http://bit.ly/3t8i50I Pests, pollinators, trees & more! #umassextension #landscape

Brambles! Mass Aggie Seminar Sat. Mar 13, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm. Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3kZraq2  #umassextension #massaggie...
03/08/2021

Brambles! Mass Aggie Seminar Sat. Mar 13, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm. Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3kZraq2 #umassextension #massaggieseminar #brambles

Brambles! Mass Aggie Seminar Sat. Mar 13, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm. Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3kZraq2 #umassextension #massaggieseminar #brambles

Mass Aggie Seminar: Pest ID and IPM in Home Orchard. Sat. Mar 6th  10:30 am – 12:00 noon. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3ky8EV...
03/01/2021

Mass Aggie Seminar: Pest ID and IPM in Home Orchard. Sat. Mar 6th 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3ky8EVt #umassextension #IPM #orchards

Mass Aggie Seminar: Pest ID and IPM in Home Orchard. Sat. Mar 6th 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. Pre-Reg: https://bit.ly/3ky8EVt #umassextension #IPM #orchards

Wood banks (like food banks) give out firewood to needy folks. UMass researches impacts. nyti.ms/3aMUjRw #umassextension...
02/24/2021

Wood banks (like food banks) give out firewood to needy folks. UMass researches impacts. nyti.ms/3aMUjRw #umassextension #communitywoodbanks #umassenvironmentalconservation

Wood banks (like food banks) give out firewood to needy folks. UMass researches impacts. nyti.ms/3aMUjRw #umassextension #communitywoodbanks #umassenvironmentalconservation

Farmers! Build your business with value added foods-learn at 3 half-day sessions. Click: bit.ly/3krMzYE  #buylocalfood.o...
02/24/2021

Farmers! Build your business with value added foods-learn at 3 half-day sessions. Click: bit.ly/3krMzYE #buylocalfood.org #umassextension #food safety

Farmers! Build your business with value added foods-learn at 3 half-day sessions. Click: bit.ly/3krMzYE #buylocalfood.org #umassextension #food safety

UMass 42nd Tree Conference! Tues 3/2/21 8:00am to 3:30pm  Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3jVCsen #umassextension #trees  #alb #biochar
02/17/2021

UMass 42nd Tree Conference! Tues 3/2/21 8:00am to 3:30pm Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3jVCsen #umassextension #trees #alb #biochar

UMass 42nd Tree Conference! Tues 3/2/21 8:00am to 3:30pm Pre-Reg: bit.ly/3jVCsen #umassextension #trees #alb #biochar

Feb 28-Mar 2: 2021 Agriculture & Food Conference of SEMAP. Pre-reg here: bit.ly/3jU7ItY- Theme-Resilient Farming   #SEMA...
02/16/2021

Feb 28-Mar 2: 2021 Agriculture & Food Conference of SEMAP. Pre-reg here: bit.ly/3jU7ItY- Theme-Resilient Farming #SEMAP #farming

Feb 28-Mar 2: 2021 Agriculture & Food Conference of SEMAP. Pre-reg here: bit.ly/3jU7ItY- Theme-Resilient Farming #SEMAP #farming

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My neighbor’s bamboo is invading my little orchard. What should i do please?
I really love how this group promotes agriculture, healthy eating, and environmental education in college students, this group reminds me of an informative documentary I recently watched called Kiss the Ground. This film provided insight into the current conditions of today’s soil and how it impacts the environment like climate change, clean water, and food. It was truly eye-opening to learn about how the soil directly influences our health, environment, and planet. Farmers are also using this as an opportunity to incite change by refusing to use toxic chemicals on their field, harmful machinery, and educating other farmers on their soil as well. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this film talks about these environmental issues not as a way to scare the audience but as a way to inspire people especially young people to be the change they want to see. This documentary is a perfect blend of educational and empowering; the great part is they are currently offering a free version for educators and schools on their website.
Can anyone recommend a resource for dealing with lawn grubs WITHOUT poisons or pesticides? We heard that Hb Nematodes might work, but are having a very hard time finding out information about their use. Any help or resources/links would be appreciated.
Please join us for the 6th annual ThinkFOOD conference in Great Barrington on Saturday, April 13th. This year's theme is "Berkshire Pollinators," and the keynote speaker is Thomas Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy. There are a range of hands-on workshops on beekeeping, pollinator gardens, and more, and one specifically for students interested in pursuing careers in farming. It is FREE for students to attend, and space is limited, so register today! https://simons-rock.edu/academics/program-overview/food-studies/thinkfood.php
There are plenty of Massachusetts areas with high densities of gypsy moth egg masses. Spraying the egg masses with a soybean-based oil mix to kill the eggs is well documented. However the commercially available products seem to be expensive, hard to find, and available in only large container sizes. From what I have been able to research the formula is on the order of 50 parts water, 50 parts soybean oil, and 8 parts surfactant. Can you recommend the best surfactant to use? Simple Green? Dawn dish detergent? Or other?Some guideline to make a homemade mixture would be of help to many of us. Thanks in advance.
I want to have our home and soil tested for toxins. Who can help with this? I haven't had any luck finding a lab yet. Robin Fox 304-889-3825 M-F 7:00-3:00. [email protected]
Check out the UMass Hydrofarm! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr0b3M6jr1s