BOSTON, Mass. – Recently named one of the top 25 trade shows in the country by Trade Show Network News, New England Grows will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Continuing education is essential to success in the commercial horticulture industry. Many New England Grows seminars are approved for CEU credit from accrediting organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, NOFA, International Society of Arboriculture and other professional associations.

Pesticide license recertification credit is available from the six New England states, as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Here’s a sampling of seminars approved specifically for pesticide recertification credit and presented by some of the top names in the industry today:

  • Wednesday, February 4
  • Taking Control of Turf Weeds-David Gardner, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Effective Biological Control: Understanding the Relationship Between Natural Enemies & Their Prey-Raymond Cloyd, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Creating Landscapes for Insects … Or Not!-Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Thursday, February 5
  • Cultural Practices & Pest Management Strategies for Low Input Landscapes-Cheryl Smith, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, New Hampshire
  • Maximize Turfgrass Disease Control with Proper Application Strategies-John Kaminski, Ph.D., Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • The Predator at Our Door: Emerald Ash Borer-Cliff Sadoff, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Friday, February 6
  • Bleeding Cankers & Other Game Changers for Tree Health in the Northeast-George Hudler, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
  • Tree Injection Injury & the Treatment Decision Matrix-Kevin T. Smith, Ph.D., Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Durham, New Hampshire
  • How to Combat the Latest Diseases of Spruce & True Fir-Nick Brazee, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

Credit varies by state. For detailed information about these and other CEU credit opportunities at New England Grows 2015, visit NewEnglandGrows.org.

For many years, New England Grows has worked closely with accrediting organizations to efficiently track and verify attendance at educational seminars approved for CEU credit. Badges are scanned at every session and electronic data is sent, post event, to the accrediting organization or pesticide program. Customized Proof of Attendance certificates are available online for up to 90 days after the conference.

In addition to nearly 30 conference sessions, New England Grows participants can take away the latest trends, tips & techniques at popular Sprint Sessions right on the trade show floor. These 15-minute, rapid-fire updates are presented by Extension personnel, top suppliers and other industry experts on the Common Ground stage at New England Grows.

Enjoy special savings for early registration when you sign up by January 15.

For the latest program and registration information visit NewEnglandGrows.org and be sure to join New England Grows’ growing community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.