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Learning opportunities abound across a variety of disciplines

When: November 29 – December 1, 2017
Where: The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Registration options start at $29.00 for all three days of the event.
For the latest information,visit NewEnglandGrows.org or call (508) 653-3009.

BOSTON, September 19, 2017 – Success in the green industry requires up-to-date expertise across a range of topics in horticulture, landscape design, disease and pest management, as well as worker safety. At New England GROWS, attendees learn from the top experts in a broad variety of fields and earn continuing education credit from organizations that include: the National Association of Landscape Professionals, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the International Society of Arboriculture, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the Snow and Ice Management Association as well as state and regional pesticide licensing boards.

Some of the most popular topics at the GROWS conference are those that offer pesticide license recertification credit. Pesticide CEUs are available for the six New England states as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A variety of education seminars, all taught by leading practitioners and approved for pesticide license recertification credit, will be taught at New England GROWS, including these:

Beneficials & Pesticides: Working Together and Mythbusters: Greenhouse Biocontrol Management for Specialty Crops
Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, Consultant, Buglady Consulting, Slatington, PA 

Inspiration & Tricks of the Trade from a Major League Groundskeeper
David Mellor, Senior Director of Grounds & Sports Turf Consultant, Fenway Park, Boston, MA

‘Conversations’ With Conifers and A Perspective on Perennial & Annual Diseases
Cheryl Smith, Ph.D., Director of University of New Hampshire Plant Diagnostic Lab, Durham, NH

Triage and Management Strategies for Landscape Turf Practitioners
Victoria Wallace Extension Educator, Sustainable Turf & Landscape, University of Connecticut, Norwich, CT 

Cyclical, Emerging & Disappearing Pests in New England
Richard Cowles, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT 

Tree and Shrub Diseases: Prevailing and Pervasive Pathogens in the Landscape
Nicholas Brazee, Ph.D., Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 

Root Rot, Really?
Chris Luley, Ph.D., President/Pathologist, Urban Forest Diagnostics LLC, Naples, NY 

Water Usage & Drought Tolerance in Turf
Michelle DaCosta, Ph.D., Associate Professor , Stockbridge School of Agriculture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

New England GROWS takes place on November 29 – December 1, 2017, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Registration options start at $29.00 for all three days of the event. For the latest information, download the GROWS mobile app; follow New England GROWS on Facebook and Twitter; visit NewEnglandGrows.orgor call (508) 653-3009.

About New England GROWS

New England GROWS is powered by the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association. Its network of supporters includes 30 allied green industry organizations.   Participation helps New England GROWS support the green industry through annual grants to the region’s Cooperative Extension Systems, the FFA Organization, local horticultural schools, and more.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, November 29
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 30
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, December 1
Seminars: 8:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.
Exposition: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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