NMCA Field Day 2018


NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 11, 2018 from 8:30am 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

Blake Dinius, Entomologist Plymouth County Extension


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. Update and education on the newly detected longhorned tick in the Northeast.


11:20 11:35

Mike Everhart & Rocco Micelotta, EJ Prescott: Demonstration and discussion how to make a site permeable.


11:40 11:50

Ted Bean, ADAPCO: Update on products and services.


11:50 noon


Wally Terrill & Jeff Hottenstein, Clarke Mosquito Control: Update on products and services.

noon 12:10

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


12:10 12:20


Jim Andrews, Valent Biosciences: Update on products and services.



Lunch provided by the NMCA and Sponsors




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 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