Crop Scout School prepares individuals with little or no previous crop scouting experience, providing a foundation of basic skills for crop scouting corn and soybean in the Midwest.
This program has been designed for beginning crop scouts to ensure they are ready for success when they go to the field. Correctly identifying pests in the field is critical for selecting the correct tools to economically manage issues in a timely fashion. The course features sessions on corn and soybean growth and development, weed, disease and insect identification, along with scouting methods and techniques.
Space is limited to the first 70 registered due to limited classroom space and to ensure small group sizes. Students will rotate through classes and have the opportunity to have more one-on-one interactions with specialists. Live corn and soybean plants will be provided to students to give them the opportunity to look at plants, rather than pictures. It will also give them the opportunity to practice with their field guides before they go to the field.
|8:30 am||Registration and check-in|
|9:00 am||Welcome, announcements, introductions
|9:05 am||General scouting tips and tricks
|9:45 am||Breakouts begin
Students will divide into smaller groups, rotating through insects, weeds, crop diseases, crop physiology/staging, and other potential crop issues or challenges
|11:45 am||Lunch (provided)|
|12:45 pm|| Breakout sessions continue
|2:00 pm||Field session - stand counts, growth staging, etc
|3:30 pm||Program concludes|
Extension field agronomist
Crop scouting tips and tricks
Potential crop issues/challenges
Registration, prior to midnight, May 12, 2022
Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks and course materials.
- Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be received prior to midnight, May 12, 2022.
- Class size is limited to 70 and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.
- Requests for refunds must be received prior to midnight, May 12, 2022. Substitutions will be allowed.
- Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering