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Conference Highlights continued Pruning Fruit Trees Friday • December 1, 2017 CEUs: APLD, LACES, ISA, NALP, NOFA When it comes to pruning fruit trees, Wesley Autio, Ph.D. from Stockbridge/UMass Amherst is a master teacher. Allow this expert to show you why fruit trees are popular year-round players in today’s landscape. Learn techniques to reduce pruning and improve fruiting, as well as pruning and training techniques that can help keep fruit trees in small spaces. Outlook on the Workforce: H-2A, B and Beyond Friday • December 1, 2017 CEUs: APLD, LACES, NALP, NOFA, SIMA Talk about a timely topic! Craig Regelbrugge from AmericanHort will bring you up to speed on workforce development in the green industry and help you navigate the system for the benefit of your company. Pesticide Credit Offered for Tree Topics HOW TO REGISTER for GROWS 1 Go ONLINE • Wednesday • Thursday • Friday CEUs: See website for specific credits per topic There are four seminars at which you can earn pesticide credit for tree-related subject matter: Wednesday • November 29, 2017 Cheryl Smith, Ph.D. of UNH will deliver ‘Conversations’ with Conifers. Thursday • November 30, 2017 Richard Cowles, Ph.D. of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station will address Cyclical, Emerging & Disappearing Pests in New England. Friday • December 1, 2017 Nick Brazee, Ph.D. from UMass Amherst will present Tree and Shrub Diseases: Prevailing and Pervasive Pathogens in the Landscape. Chris Luley, Ph.D. of Urban Forestry Diagnostics will present Root Rot, Really? These are all great opportunities to learn while earning CEUs. An ✪ ALL ACCESS pass is required for GROWS educational sessions. For a complete conference schedule visit 2 Choose your badge ✪ ALL ACCESS PASS Take full advantage of everything GROWS has to offer: • Admission to all three days of GROWS seminars • CEU credits • Free Sprint Sessions, demonstrations, and competitions on the show floor EXPO PASS • Admission to the exhibit hall • Free Sprint Sessions, demonstrations, and competitions on the show floor 3 Sign up today! The sooner you register, the more you save! • Special offers start at just $29 for all three days. ? Questions • (508) 653-3009 • MAA NEWS / GROWS Edition 2017 7