Turf and Lawn Sessions at New England GROWS Focus on State-of-the-Art Techniques and Science


BOSTON, Mass. — Turf and lawn care professionals will find abundant opportunities to learn and network at New England GROWS, the Northeast’s largest educational conference and green industry exposition, in Boston on December 2-4, 2015.

Learn the latest management strategies for turf pests and weeds, find out how to improve soil health and take away new ways to conserve water. New England GROWS addresses the most important topics for successful lawn care and turf management, as well as a wide variety of subjects in landscaping, tree care, worker safety, successful business practices and equipment handling.

Authors, practitioners and experts from top university programs such as Texas A&M University, Rutgers University, Boston Architectural College and University of Massachusetts are among the speakers who will share the latest scientific research, hands-on experience and best practices for keeping turf and lawns healthy.

Educational seminars about turf and lawn care include:

  • New Strategies for Turfgrass Weed Control
  • Understanding the Importance of Soil pH
  • The Impact of Proper Turfgrass Selection on Pest Management
  • Phyto Landscapes: Using Plants to Clean Up Polluted Water, Soil & Air
  • Fertilization Strategies for Pest Tolerance of Landscape Turf
  • Water Conservation: Landscape Design Strategies

In addition to the in-depth lectures, attendees can take advantage of information-packed, 15-minute Sprint Sessions on the show floor that focus on specific turf management topics. Taught by experts from the Universities of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, the Sprint Sessions include:

  • Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Cycling
  • Choosing the Right Grass for the Right Place
  • How to Amend Soil pH of Sandy vs. Clay Soils

The New England GROWS agenda addresses every major aspect of commercial horticulture in lectures, hands-on learning, and trade show exhibits. In all, participants can choose from more than 30 educational sessions over the course of three days. Continuing Education Credit from a gamut of professional organizations is available at many sessions, including pesticide license recertification.

Registration options start at just $29 for all three days of the conference, with early registrants realizing the most savings. For the complete agenda or to register, visit NewEnglandGrows.org. To stay up to date with conference details, download the GROWS mobile app on iTunes or GooglePlay.