UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training March 13 - UNL CropWatch, Feb. 15, 2013

UNL Extension Offers Crop Scout Training March 13 - UNL CropWatch, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

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UNL Extension Educator Keith Glewen discusses what's on tap for this year's Crop Scout Training. (Source: UNL Ag Almanac)

Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a UNL 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's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

Cost is $125. 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;
  • insect quiz;
  • identifying weeds -- plant morphology;
  • using a key to identify weed seedlings;
  • crop diseases and quiz; and
  • nutrient deficiencies.

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with four in pest management, one in crop management and one-half in fertility/nutrient management.

For more information or to register, see the program brochure or contact UNL Extension at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail Keith Glewen at kglewen1@unl.edu, or online at http://ardc.unl.edu/training.shtml.