NMCA Field Day – 2014


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 16, 2014 from 9am to 2pm and is open to the entire Association.  The meeting location is at Myles Standish State Forest in South Carver, MA.  The agenda for the day is posted below.  Lunch will be provided free of charge for all participants. Registration is now open – please click the button below (Please note: registration will be done via e-mail. Please include the names of all registrants from your agency/company).








Welcome Address: Caroline Haviland, NMCA Executive Board



9:05 – 10:00

Taryn LaScola, MDAR Pesticide Bureau: Safe Pesticide Handling, Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Response, and Understanding the Label: Hands-on demonstration of a pesticide spill in the field with explanation of

PPE and handling procedure for the specific pesticides that are used to control mosquitoes.



10:00 – 10:20

Coffee Break



10:20 – 11:20

Larry Dapsis, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension: Deer Ticks: “One Bite Can Change Your Life…” This program will review the basic life cycle and ecology of deer ticks, incidence rates and distribution of tick-borne illnesses in addition to a database under development on infection rates of ticks.  A three point protection plan will be presented:  Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet.  Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable.


11:20 – 11:30


11:30 – 11:40


11:40 – 11:50


11:50 – noon

Wally Terrill & Jeff Hottenstein, Clarke: Overview of products and services by Clarke


Donald Cooper, EJ Prescott: Overview of products offered by EJ Prescott


Jeff O’Neill, Central Life Science: Central Life Science product update


Ted Bean, Adapco: Product and service update from Adapco



Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors


1:00 –  2:00

Bob Fregeau, Norfolk Power Equipment: Stihl USA small engine clinic:


1.         General maintenance

2.         Valve adjustment

3.         4 mix technology-

4.         Lithium ion technology-green future

5.         Chainsaw maintenance

6.         Backpack blower maintenance

7.         Brushcutter maintenance


Norfolk Power Equipment Demo units (available to operate):


1.         Kubota Utility Vehicles-RTVX

2.         Kubota M series tractor

3.         Kubota SVL90 compact track loader

4.         Kubota KX057 excavator


Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project:


1.         John Deere G35 mini-excavator



This event would not be possible without the efforts of the NMCA Executive Board, especially Priscilla Matton and Caroline Haviland.


Thanks also go out to: Adapco, Clarke Mosquito Control, Valent Biosciences, Central Life Sciences, EJ Prescott, Norfolk Power Equipment, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Bristol County MCP, Norfolk County MCD and MASS DCR



Park Directions:


Myles Standish State Forest is located in southeastern Massachusetts in the town of Carver.


From the North: Rt. 93 South/US-1South. Take MA-3 South toward BRAINTREE/CAPE COD. Merge onto Samoset St. via Exit 6B toward CARVER. Turn slight left onto Seven Hills Rd. Turn slight right onto Federal Furnace Rd. Federal Furnace Rd. becomes Tremont St. Turn left onto Cranberry Rd. Follow the map below.


From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South Carver) and left at the intersection on Rte. 58. Take Rte. 58 north and stay on Tremont St. Take a right on Cranberry Rd. Once you enter the park from Cranberry Rd. Follow the map below.


From Southeast: Rt. 3 North to Exit 1B on the left toward PLYMOUTH/BOSTON.  Take the Clark Rd. exit, Exit 3, toward Beaver Dam Rd./Pine Hills. Turn slight left to take the Clark Rd. ramp toward Long Pond/State Forest. Turn left onto Clark Rd. Turn right onto Long Pond Rd.  Turn left onto Alden Rd.  Alden Rd. becomes Lower College Pond Rd. Turn sharp right onto Cranberry Rd. Follow map below.


Click here for .pdf directions



Map of park showing Field Day location