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., Apr. 7, 2018
(7:30 AM - 5:30 PM)

Where: Ag Science & Industries Building
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

registration deadline: April 2, 2018
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

For hotel information, visit http://www.visitpennstate.org/.

Registration is limited to 50 participants, 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, April 7, 2018

07:30 am Registration (ASI lobby)

08:00 am Morning Sessions

08:30 am Insect Identification

08:30 am Introduction to Crop Scouting

08:30 am Soil Fertility Basics

08:30 am Soybean & Forage Growth/Development

12:15 pm Lunch (provided)

01:00 pm Weed Identification

01:00 pm Corn & Small Grain Growth / Development

01:00 pm Afternoon Sessions

01:00 pm Disease Identification

04:45 pm Non-pest Crop Response Symptoms / General

04:45 pm Q&A Session

05:30 pm Wrap-up & Adjourn

Instructors

Corn Hybrid Research

More by Hanna Wells 

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

More by Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D. 

Grain crop management Corn management and hybrid evaluation Corn silage management Soybean management and variety evaluation Winter wheat management and variety evaluation Winter barley management and variety evaluation Interseeding cover crops in corn and soybeans

More by Gregory W. Roth, Ph.D. 

Cover Crops Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Cropping System Modeling

More by Charles White 

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

More by John Tooker, Ph.D. 

Integrated management of field crop diseases Plant disease epidemiology Statistical methods for the agricultural sciences

More by Paul D. Esker 

More by Mark Antle 

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