NMCA Field Day – 2019
NMCA is planning a Field Day on October 17, 2019 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.
meeting location is at Myles Standish State
Forest in South Carver, MA. The
agenda for the day i
(Please note: registration will be done via e-mail. Please include the names of all registrants from your agency/company). 2.5 PESTICIDE CREDITS (MASSACHUSETTS) WILL BE AVAILABLE.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 5th
8:30- Welcome Address- Gabrielle Sakolsky
8:30-9:30- 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.
9:30- 10:15- Dr. Jennifer Forman-Orth, State Survey Coordinator- MDAR
Topics will include identifying invasive insects & plants. Tips on locating ecology & habitats for invasives in the region.
10:15- 10:30- Coffee Break
10:30- 11:30- Laurie Rocco, Pesticide Inspector- MDAR
Hands-on demonstration of pesticide spills in the field with explanation of PPE & handling procedure for the specific pesticides that are used to control mosquitoes. Understanding the label & pollinator protections measures.
11:30- 11:50- Rocco Micelotta & Jason Normandin, EJ Prescott: Demonstration & discussion on products & services.
11:50- 12:00- Ted Bean, ADAPCO: Update on products and services
12:00- 12:10- Jeff O’Neill, Central Life Sciences: Update on products and services
12:10- 12:20- George Williams, UNIVAR: Update on products and services
12:20- 12:30- Brandon Selby, Target Specialty Products: Update on products and services
12:30- Lunch provided by the NMCA Association and Sponsors
1:00- 1:10- Wally Terrill, Clarke: Update on products and services
1:10- 1:20- Jim Andrews, Valent Bioscience: WALS update for using truck mounted equipment for larviciding cryptic habitats
1:30- 2:00- Dave Lawson, Director- Norfolk County Mosquito Control District
Demonstration on how the District conducts barrier applications for mosquito control using both our A-1 truck mounted mist sprayer & a Stihl back pack sprayer. Including how it can also be useful for tick control at the same time during the same application. The demonstration will involve education related to issues that must be taken into account when conducting barrier applications including:
What is a barrier application and how does it work?
Assessing the vegetative barrier before considering an application.
Correct mixing of pesticide.
Following the label, with attention given to pollinator protection.
Avoiding drift onto non-target property.
This event would not be possible without the efforts of the NMCA Executive Board, especially Priscilla Matton, Gabrielle Sakolsky 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.
From the North: Rt. 93 South/US-1South. Take MA-3 South
toward BRAINTREE/CAPE COD. Merge onto Samo
From Rte. 495: Take Rte. 495 to exit 2 (South Carver)
and left at the inter
Click here for .pdf
Map of park