NMCA Field Day – 2016


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 13, 2016 from 9am to 2pm and is open to Association members only – check this link to find out how to become a member: http://www.nmca.org/membership.htm.  


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). 2 PESTICIDE CREDITS (FOR MASSACHUSETTS) WILL BE AVAILABLE.









Welcome Address: Priscilla Matton, NMCA President



9:05 – 10:00

Laurie Rocco, MDAR Pesticide Inspector: Safe Pesticide Handling, Personal Protection Equipment, Spill Response, Understanding the Label and Pollinator Protection


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, Entomologist – Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Of Mice, Ticks and Men/Women:  A Survival Guide for Living in the Tick Ecosystem


Lyme Disease is the most prevalent tick-borne infectious disease in the United States with Massachusetts ranked #3.  In addition to Lyme disease, deer ticks can carry the pathogens which cause babesiosis, anaplasmosis, relapsing fever and Powassan virus. 


This program will review the basic ecology of deer ticks and the disease landscape including distribution of infection rates including co-infections.  A three point protection plan will be presented:  Protect Yourself, Protect Your Yard and Protect your Pet.  Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable.


11:20 – NOON

Pete Hanrahan & Donald Cooper, EJ Prescott: New sustainable solutions for stormwater management.



Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors


1:00 –  1:10


1:10 – 1:20


1:20 – 1:30

Ted Bean, ADAPCO: Overview of products offered by ADAPCO


Wally Terrill, Clarke Mosquito Control Products: Natularฎ and other products offered by Clarke


George Williams, UNIVAR: Overview of products offered by UNIVAR


1:30 – 2:00

Equipment Rodeo:


1.     Chadwick-BaRoss/Prinoth- Katherine Scapicchio: Overview of equipment and services

2.     Lorusso Equipment- Jim Capobianco: Overview of equipment and services

3.     Norfolk Power Equipment- Bob Fregeau & Jay Donovon: Overview of equipment and services



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, EJ Prescott, Norfolk Power Equipment, Lorusso Heavy Equipment, Chadwick-Baross/Prinoth, Valent,  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