NMCA Field Day – 2015


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 15, 2015 from 9am to 2pm and is open to Association members.  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, provided by NMCA and our sponsors. 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: Priscilla Matton, NMCA President



9:05 – 10:00

Taryn LaScola, MDAR Pesticide Bureau and Kim Skyrm, Chief Apiary Inspector: Safe Pesticide Handling, Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Response, and Understanding the Label.  Update on pollinator protection and bee issues within the Commonwealth.



10:00 – 10:30

Coffee Break



10:30 – 11:00

Donald Cooper, EJ Prescott: Overview on load bearing technology for heavy equipment


11:00 – 11:10


11:10 – 11:20


11;20 – 11:30


11:30 – NOON



Jeff Hottenstein, Clarke: Overview of Natular®, spinosad based larvicide


George Williams, Univar: Overview of products offered by Univar


Jeff O’Neill, Central Life Sciences Overview of products offered by Central Life Sciences


Ted Bean, ADAPCO: Overview of Zenivex and DeltaGuard® and demonstration of the new Hudson BAK-PAK Duster, Sprayer & Mist Blower.



Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors


1:00 –  1:15



1:15 – 1:30

Steve Medeiros, Padula Brothers: Overview of Equipment and services provided

-        Gator


Bob Fregeau, Norfolk Power Equipment: Overview of equipment and services provided

-        Kubota excavator

-        Wheel Loader

1:30 – 2:00

Equipment demonstrations and question/answer


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, Central Life Sciences, EJ Prescott, Univar, Norfolk Power Equipment, Bristol County MCP, Norfolk County MCD and MASS DCR for their assistance and sponsorship.



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


field day map