New England Grows, the Northeast’s premier trade exposition and green industry educational conference will be held February 6 – 8, 2013 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 York, 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 6


European Crane Flies & Other Emerging Turf Insects

Daniel C. Peck, Ph.D., EntomoTech Fundamentals


High-Consequence Insect Pests

Daniel Gilrein, Cornell Cooperative Extension


Invasive Plants: The Importance of Having a Plan

Seth Wilkinson, MALD, Wilkinson Ecological Designs


Thursday, February 7


Insecticides & Pollinators

Richard S. Cowles, Ph.D., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Lifestyles of Famous Landscape Weeds: The Top 10

Hannah Mathers, Ph.D., Ohio State University


Friday, February 8

Bleeding Cankers & Other Game Changers for Tree Health in the Northeast

George Hudler, Ph.D., Cornell University


What a Warming World Means for Pest Outbreaks

Michael J. Raupp, Ph.D., University of Maryland


Plant Health Care: The Latest Disease Management Strategies

Sharon M. Douglas, Ph.D., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station


Credit varies by state. For detailed information about these and other CEU credit opportunities at New England Grows 2013 visit

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 approved sessions and electronic data is sent, post event, to the accrediting organization or pesticide program. New this year: customized Proof of Attendance certificates will be available online for up to 90 days after the conference.

In addition to 30+ conference sessions, New England Grows participants can take away the latest trends, tips & techniques at popular “Ask the Expert”sessions right on the tradeshow floor. Sprint Sessions offer 15-minute, rapid-fire updates from extension experts at the Great Ideas Pavilion and Power Sessions provide solution-based learning from top suppliers in the new Expo Classroom.

Enjoy special savings for early registration – $49 for all three days – when you sign up by January 15. The early registration price drops to just $45 per person when four or more people from the same company register together by January 15.   For the latest program and registration information visit and be sure to join New England Grows’ growing community on Facebook and Twitter.

New England Grows is an educational partnership between the New England Nursery Association, Massachusetts Arborists Association, Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals, Massachusetts Nursery & Landscape Association, and its network includes more than 40 allied green industry organizations.