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Sint SESSIONS EXPO Open to all registered attendees ★(✪ ALL ACCESS and EXPO ONLY badges) MLP Members, what’s next is here now at the GROWS Expo. Get hands-on access to the hottest tools, equipment, plants, and technology you need to grow your business. Watch for exciting, interactive educational opportunities throughout the expo floor. Pick up a quick information hit at a Sprint Session, learn how to work safer and smarter at the GROWS Safety Arena, or challenge yourself with the plant ID contest. There’s plenty to see, do, and learn at the GROWS Expo! Wednesday Thsday NOVEMBER 30 DECEMBER 1 DECEMBER 2 9:45 a.m. Water Efficient Irrigation Design with Vectorworks Landmark 9:45 a.m. LOW and NO Input Sod: It’s a Beautiful Thing Pat Hogan 10:45 a.m. Planting for Pollinators: Native Species vs. Native Cultivars Eric Gilbey Vectorworks, Inc. SODCO, Inc. Dr. Annie White University of Vermont 10:00 a.m. The When, How & Why’s of the Dig Safe® Law Lisa Powers Dig Safe 10:45 a.m. Recognizing Invasive Plants in the Landscape Donna Ellis 10:45 a.m. Timing Tips for Effective Turf Establishment University of Connecticut Jason Lanier 11:45 a.m. The Art of Watering University of Massachusetts Andy Radin University of Rhode Island 11:45 a.m. Bt for Management of Japanese Beetle and Other Common Scarab Beetle Pests Dr. Ana Legrand University of Connecticut 11:45 a.m. Native Plant Workhorses Most Beneficial to Pollinators and Wildlife 12:45 p.m. Defoliating Caterpillars! 12:45 p.m. A New Pest Spotted in Pennsylvania: Spotted Lanternfly Heather Faubert John Campanelli & Dr. Julia Kuzovk ina Dr. Lisa Tewksbury University of Rhode Island University of Rhode Island 1:45 p.m. Gypsy Moth Returns: What High Populations in 2016 Mean for Management in 2017 1:45 p.m. Diagnosing Diseases in the Landscape: Is It Abiotic or Infectious? University of Connecticut 12:45 p.m. Know Your Spray Volume with Backpack Sprayer Calibration Amy Papineau Catch up on the latest industry info from Extension personnel, leading suppliers, and other industry experts in quick, 15-minute educational bursts right on the Expo floor. F riday Tawny Simisky University of New Hampshire University of Massachusetts 1:45 p.m. Rain Garden Basics: Do It Right! 2:45 p.m. Water Use of Perennial Plants Dr. Cathy Neal Dr. Stephanie Burnett University of New Hampshire University of Maine Dr. Ann Hazelrigg University of Vermont 2:45 p.m. Choosing Native Plants with the Rhode Island Native Plant Guide Vanessa Venturini University of Rhode Island MLP NEWSLINE GROWS Edition 2016 9