US: Highlights from 2016 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo held on November 9 and 10, in Boxborough, MA had over 800 attending.

Sue Adams (NEF President), Mark Adams Greenhouses in Poughkeepsie, NY hosted the Dazed and Infused Educational Cocktail the evening before the conference. According to Sue,” Everyone loved the Rosemary Infused White Wine Sangria.”

The educational sessions on pest management were all well attended. Dan Gilrein, Extension Entomologist with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County is sharing Tips on Thrips, Pot Drips, Mite Blips and Neonic Hit, Management Matters, from 2016.

Spanish language sessions were held for the first time and were much appreciated. Carlos Bogran, Technical Manager from OHP is sharing his knowledge with everyone.

5-5-5 Best Ideas for Marketing Grower Panel featured 5 panelists, including Sue Adams, Kirsten Smith Maskell, Teri Boardman, and Dustyn Nelson who shared what worked to attract customers and attract sales.

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo is sponsored by the Extension programs of the six New England State Universities and New York State, and the New England Floriculture, Inc.

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