Study Guide Updates

In addition to the material found on the MCA Study Guide CD, exam questions may also be based on information found below.

Elongated Hemlock Scale (USDA 3/18/11)
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/pest_al/ehscale/ehscale.htm

Emerald Ash Borer (MDAR/UMass 9.18.12)
http://massnrc.org/pests/pestFAQsheets/emeraldashborer.html

Sudden Oak Death (USDA 3/18/11)
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/pest_al/sodeast/sodeast.htm

Plant Corrections

The following lists the correct spelling for plants that are misspelled in the MCA study guide 2.0:

Latin Name

Common

Betula populifolia

Grey Birch

Carpinus caroliniana

American Hornbean; Ironwood

Cladrastis kenukea

Yellowwood

Fagus sylvatica

European Beech

Forsythia x intermedia

Border Forsythia

Hamamelis virginiana

Common Witchhazel

Hydrangea anomala spp. petiolaris

Climbing Hydrangea

Ilex x meserveae

Blue Holly

Itea virginica

Sweetsprire; Virginia Sweetspire

Juniperus chinesis ‘Pfitzeriana’

Pfitzer Juniper

Kolkwitzia ambalis

Beautybush

Ligustrum spp.

Privet

Magnolia x soulangiana

Saucer Magnolia

Myrica pensylvanica

Northern Bayberry

Pinus flexilis

Limbar Pine

Pinus thunbergii

Japanese Black Pine

Populus deltoids

Eastern Poplar (Cottonwood)

Potentilla fruticose

Potentilla; Bush Cinquefoil

Rhamnus frangula ‘Columnaris’

Tallhedge; Tallhedge Buckthorn

Rhododendron obtusum

Hiryu Azalea

Rhododendron schlippenbachii

Royal Azalea

Rosa multiflora

Multiflora Rose

Salix alba ‘Tristis’

Weeping Willow

Taxus spp.

Yew

Viburnum opulus

European Cranberrybush


Please note: the MCA Committee will grant credit for spelling that is close to correct.  The use of the wrong Latin term or omitted Latin terminology, however, will be marked incorrect.