Last week we spent three days at the New England Grows conference in Boston. This is a conference for the leading companies in the green industry. Here we were able to see the newest of equipment, get in touch with industry leaders, and take classes to continue our education so that we may better serve our clients.
We came away with a wealth of knowledge from the classes, like some new advanced pruning techniques based upon the research of Dr. Ed Gilman at the University of Florida, some new invasive insects that are heading to the northeast and how to deal with them, as well as some old problematic insects that are not longer and issue due to biological control agents.
The main issue I want to highlight is that the insect known as the birch leaf miner is gone from the northeast, so if you know of anyone that still has their property treated for this insect send them our way because their spray program is outdated or possibly unnecessary.