Nebraska Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

Participants at the university's Crop Scout Training
Figure 1. Participants at the university's Crop Scout Training learn from speakrs and practice pest and plant identification through hands-on training.

Nebraska Extension Offers Crop Scout Training in March

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 program March 13.

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 to 5 p.m. at the University of Nebraska's Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead.

Cost for this training is $165 which includes a resource book.  Fees include lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Cost for participants attending the training only (no resource book) is $50. 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:

  • factors influencing the growth and development of corn and soybeans;
  • corn and soybean insect management;
  • weed control management;
  • identifying weeds through plant morphology;
  • using a key to identify weed seedlings;
  • crop diseases;
  • and a quiz.

Registration and CCA Credit

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

Register online at For more information, contact Nebraska Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, or e-mail Keith Glewen at