NMCA Field Day – 2017


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 12, 2017 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 Past President & Field Day coordinator



9:00 – 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 Tick Days - a short film addressing a growing and under-recognized health crisis on the Cape, across New England and many other places.  It’s no longer just about Lyme Disease.  Deer ticks carry other pathogens such as Powassan virus. And a new tick called Lone Star, has now established itself on Cape Cod.


Topics will include basic ecology of deer ticks and the disease landscape including distribution of infection rates including co-infections. Personal protection tips will be reviewed including the use of permethrin-embedded clothing, repellents and preforming tick checks. Tick-Borne Diseases are preventable.


11:20 – 11:35

Rocco Micelotta & TJ Valee, EJ Prescott: Demonstration and discussion on applications for porous pavement products.


11:40 – 11:50

Ted Bean, ADAPCO: New dual ULV and LV equipment.


11:50 – 12:05


Jeff O’Neil, Central Life Science: New Zoëcon Vector product Duplex™- G and Altosid® P32 pellets.

12:05 – 12:45 

Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors


12:45 – 1:00


George Williams, UNIVAR: Update on products and services provided by UNIVAR

1:00 – 1:15


Wally Terrill & Jeff Hottenstein, Clarke Mosquito Control: Natular® DT’s for containers.


1:15 – 2:00

Equipment Rodeo:


1.     Nitco – Jason Tobin: Overview of equipment, services & demonstration of a JCB mini excavator

2.     Jim Bear- Kassboher: Overview of equipment and services, including custom builds.

3.     Katherine Boshar, C.N. Wood Co., Inc.: Presented by Caroline Haviland, “Overview of products 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, Central Life Science, Clarke Mosquito Control products, EJ Prescott, Valent BioSciences, Bristol County MCP, Norfolk County MCD and MA 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