UMass Extension Landscape Message Dec 6, 2019

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Landscape Message: Dec 6, 2019

UMass Extension's Landscape Message is an educational newsletter intended to inform and guide Massachusetts Green Industry professionals in the management of our collective landscape. Detailed reports from scouts and Extension specialists on growing conditions, pest activity, and cultural practices for the management of woody ornamentals, trees, and turf are regular features. The following issue has been updated to provide timely management information and the latest regional news and environmental data.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and peaceful holiday season! This is the final Landscape Message of the 2019 season. It will return in 2020. Thank you to all of our readers for your support and continuing interest. To receive immediate notification when the next Landscape Message update is posted, be sure to join our e-mail list.


Environmental Data

The following data was collected on or about December 4, 2019. Total accumulated growing degree days (GDD) represent the heating units above a 50° F baseline temperature collected via our instruments for the 2019 calendar year. This information is intended for use as a guide for monitoring the developmental stages of pests in your location and planning management strategies accordingly.

n/a = information not available

According to the US Drought Monitor, as of December 3 there are no areas in Massachusetts that have drought or dry conditions:


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