New England Grows offers CEU-approved seminars

November 12, 2014 -  By
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New England Grows slated a score of CEU-approved seminars for the 2014 show, held Feb. 4 – Feb. 6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

CEU credits will be available through accrediting organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Northeast Organic Farming Association, International Society of Arboriculture and other professional associations.

In addition, pesticide license recertification credit is available from six New England states, as well as New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Credit varies by state.

Seminars are scheduled as follows.

Feb. 4:

  • “Taking Control of Turf Weeds,” with David Gardner, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio;
  • “Effective Biological Control: Understanding the Relationship Between Natural Enemies & Their Prey,” with Raymond Cloyd, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan.; and
  • “Creating Landscapes for Insects … Or Not!,” with Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

Feb. 5:

  • “Cultural Practices & Pest Management Strategies for Low Input Landscapes,” with Cheryl Smith, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, N.H.;
  • “Maximize Turfgrass Disease Control with Proper Application Strategies,” with John Kaminski, Ph.D., Penn State, University Park, Pa.; and
  • “The Predator at Our Door: Emerald Ash Borer,” with Cliff Sadoff, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Feb. 6:

  • “Bleeding Cankers & Other Game Changers for Tree Health in the Northeast,” with George Hudler, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.;
  • “Tree Injection Injury & the Treatment Decision Matrix,” with Kevin Smith, Ph.D., Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Durham, N.H.; and
  • “How to Combat the Latest Diseases of Spruce & True Fir,” with Nick Brazee, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Mass.

New England Grows is an educational partnership between the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals and Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association. Special savings for early registration are available for attendees who sign up by Jan. 15.

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