Crop Scout Training March 14 at UNL's ARDC

2016 Crop Scout Training
Figure 1. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen is shown teaching about corn growth stages at the 2016 Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training.

Crop Scout Training March 14 at UNL's ARDC February 27, 2017

Industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests should plan to attend the Nebraska Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers March 14.

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Figure 2. Participants will get hands-on training in identifying crop pest symptoms at the Nebraska Extension Crop Pest Scout Training scheduled for March 14.

The training provides in-depth and detailed information from university specialists.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the workshop from 9 a.m-5 p.m. at the University of Nebraska's Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center located at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

Cost for the training is $165 which includes a resource book. For participants attending the training only (no resource book) the fee is $50.  Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials, and instruction manual. Registrants should preregister to reserve their seat and to ensure workshop materials are available the day of the training session. Updated reference materials are included in this year's take-home instruction manual.

Topics include:

  • how corn and soybean plants grow and develop;
  • soybean and corn insect management;
  • identifying weeds -- plant morphology;
  • using a key to identify weed seedlings;
  • crop diseases; and
  • nutrient deficiencies.

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 6 in pest management, 1 in crop management and 0.5 in fertility/nutrient management.

For more information or to register, contact Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu, or visit the program website.

An Intro Level Field Crop Scout Training will be held May 10 at the University of Nebraska's Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center located at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead. Watch CropWatch for further details.