Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser Study Guide
The Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program provides a benchmark for practicing agronomy professionals, and becoming certified adds credibility to your agronomic advising. To become a certified crop adviser in Pennsylvania, you must pass the International CCA exam and the Pennsylvania CCA exam.
In this asynchronous, self-paced course, you will find the information, in the form of extensive readings and illustrative images, that you need to pass the Pennsylvania CCA exam.
You will find all of the critical information in the four general areas of agronomy that certified crop advisers are required to know: soil and water; crop management; pest management; and nutrient management. You will learn scientific information and legislative regulations.
You will be able to answer practice questions so that you are prepared to take the Pennsylvania CCA exam. You will also be provided with a thorough list of resources to access while you study.
- Consultants preparing to take the Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser exam
- Crop Advisers preparing to take the Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser exam
- Soil health, formation, and structure;
- Advantages and disadvantages of various tillage practices;
- Important soil conservation practices;
- Important crops and their growth stages;
- Crop management practices;
- Common weeds and herbicide use;
- Common plant diseases;
- Common insect pests and beneficial organisms;
- Pesticide use, regulations, and risks;
- Integrated pest management program implementation;
- Lime, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium processes;
- Soil, plant, and manure sample methods and test report interpretation;
- Manure application calculations;
- Manure management practices
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
Please refer to the course description to learn if a specific course offers certificates and/or credits towards professional certification.
The definition of a passing grade varies from course to course. Once you register for an online course, please log in to learn about a specific course’s grading criteria.
Also, keep in mind that not all courses offer certificates. Please refer to the course description to learn whether or not a specific course offers a certificate.