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Spotted Lanternfly on Nursery Stock

From Taryn LaScola, Director of Crop and Pest ServicesMassachusetts Department of Agricultural ResourcesMarch 11, 2024 With the start of the 2024 growing season, the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) is sending this notice as a reminder to growers, retailers, and brokers of nursery stock, as well as all landscapers, to inspect any plant material […]

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FIFRA Section 2(ee), Using a Pesticide Inconsistent with Label Directions 

From Taryn LaScola, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural ResourcesJanuary 31, 2024 Introduction The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, Pesticide Program (“MDAR”) is the regulatory authority who oversees the use of pesticides. Under M.G.L.c. 132B, Section 6A, No person shall use a registered pesticide in a manner that is inconsistent with its labeling or other restrictions imposed […]

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State Agricultural Resources Commissioner Randle Tours Storm-Damaged Farms in Western Massachusetts

Following devastating storms that washed out roads and flooded fields and farms, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Commissioner Ashley Randle visited Western Massachusetts two days this week to meet with farmers impacted by the storm. Commissioner Randle joined state and local officials to survey the damage and discuss how the state could help communities […]

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Healey-Driscoll Administration Names Agricultural Resources Commissioner

BOSTON — Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Rebecca Tepper today announced the appointment of Ashley E. Randle to the role of Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR). MDAR supports, regulates, and enhances the rich diversity of the Commonwealth’s agricultural community to promote economically and environmentally sound food safety and animal health measures and […]

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