UMass Extension Landscape Message December 6, 2020

Landscape Message: December 6, 2020

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 2020 growing season. It will return in 2021. 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 2, 2020. Total accumulated growing degree days (GDD) represent the heating units above a 50° F baseline temperature collected via our instruments for the 2020 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.


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  • claireplymouth z6b coastal MA
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    last month

    The nor'easter expected tonight and tomorrow may significantly change the drought monitor maps. Rain and/or snow is forecast.