A comprehensive crop scouting course designed for individuals with little or no previous crop scouting experience.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Registration 8:30 am, Program 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014

The Iowa State University Extension Field Crop Scout School is a comprehensive crop scouting course designed for individuals with little or no previous scouting experience and plan to work as crop scouts. The school provides an introductory, classroom approach to corn and soybean crop scouting in the Midwest. Primary topics include soybean growth and development, and disease, insect and weed identification.

Program

The school is a blend of lecture and hands-on small group sessions. Iowa State University Extension Specialists, Field agronomists, and staff members will be available to review samples and answer questions.

Time Topic
8:30 am Check-in and morning refreshments
9:00 Scouting tips and tricks - Virgil Schmitt, Extension field agronomist, Iowa State University
10:00 Insects - Erin Hodgson, Extension entomologist, Iowa State University
11:00 Weeds - Bob Hartzler, Extension weed specialist, Iowa State University
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45

Session 1:
Group A - Corn and soybean growth and development - Mark Licht, cropping systems agronomist, Iowa State University

Group B - Hands-on practice with samples and displays - split into 4 groups and rotate through workstations

1:45

Session 2:
Group A - Hands-on practice with samples and displays - split into 4 groups and rotate through workstations

Group B - Corn and soybean growth and development - Mark Licht, cropping systems agronomist, Iowa State University

2:45 Break
3:00 Crop diseases - to be announced
4:00 School adjourns

 

Registration

Online and advance registration has closed for this event. Registration is required to attend. Registrations will not be accepted at the door.

Cost: $100. Includes lunch, refreshments, field guides and class materials.

Date: Saturday, February 27, 2016

Time: registration 8:30 am, class 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014

Registration deadline: EXTENDED! - midnight, February 22, 2016.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis.

Cancellation: To cancel your registration please call (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu. A refund will be issued in 7-10 days.

Confirmation: registration receipts are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Program Contact

Warren Pierson
Extension program specialist
(515) 509-8308 | wpierson@iastate.edu