The Agronomy Scout School is designed for entry level scouts (i.e., non-CCAs 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 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.
For additional details visit the registration website.
Topics that will be covered 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
Registration fee – $75 per participant
Deadline for registration – April 2
Location – Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, Penn State, University Park, PA
Class limit – 50 participants
Pre-registration is required; no walk-in registrations
7:30 AM Registration and refreshments (Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building lobby)
8:00 AM Sessions begin
12:00 PM Lunch (provided)
12:45 PM Sessions continue
5:30 PM Sessions adjourn
How to register:
Register on-line with a credit card via the Penn State University Agronomy Scout School website.
For more information about registration, contact:
Extension Registration Support
For those who need driving directions and/or lodging, information can be found on the registration website.
If you have questions about the program please contact Dwight Lingenfelter (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-2242).