Agronomy Scout School

This school will provide entry level crop scouts with an overview of the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains.
Agronomy Scout School - Workshops
Language: English
$75.00

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Description

When: Sat., Mar. 16, 2019
(7:30 AM - 5:30 PM)

Where: Ag Science and Industries Building
116 Agricultural Science and Industries
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
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registration deadline: March 11, 2019
11:59 p.m.

The Agronomy Scout School is designed for entry level scouts (i.e. non CCA's with limited or no crop scouting experience, or as a refresher) who will be working for crop consultants, industry agronomists, or ag service providers throughout Pennsylvania or neighboring states.

This school will provide entry level crop scouts with an overview of the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains.

Some sessions will be hands-on. Each participant receives an Agronomy Scout handbook and a magnifying hand lens.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to crop scouting
  • Soil fertility basics and nutrient deficiencies
  • Alfalfa and grass growth and development
  • Corn, soybean, and small grain growth and development
  • Insect ID
  • Disease ID
  • Weed ID
  • Non-pest crop response symptoms
  • Sampling techniques and reporting
  • Stand and population assessments and estimating yield

Lodging

View hotel information on the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitor's Bureau website.

Registration is limited, register today! Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins.

Who is this for?
  • Entry level agronomy scouts (i.e., non-CCAs with limited or no crop scouting experience)
  • Agronomy scouts who will be working for crop consultants, industry agronomists, or agricultural service providers throughout Pennsylvania or neighboring states
  • Agronomy scouts that need a refresher
What will you learn?

You will learn the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, alfalfa, and small grains.

Agenda

Saturday, March 16, 2019

07:30 am Registration in ASI Building Lobby

08:00 am Introduction to Crop Scouting

Morning Sessions

08:30 am Soybean and Forages

08:30 am Soil Basics

08:30 am Insects

12:15 pm Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Sessions

01:00 pm Diseases

01:00 pm Weeds

01:00 pm Corn and Small Grains

04:45 pm Non-Pest Crop Response Symptoms / Overall Q&A Session

05:30 pm Wrap-Up / Adjourn

Instructors

Insect ecology Plant-insect interactions Conservation biological control Chemical ecology Gall insects

More by John Tooker, Ph.D. 

Cover Crops Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Cropping System Modeling

More by Charles White 

Forage Crops Plant-Animal Interaction Pasture/Grazing management Harvested forages Ensiled forages Extending the grazing season

More by Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D. 

Mark Antle

Paul Esker

Ron Hoover

Greg Roth

Hanna Wells

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