UNL Extension offers Crop Scout Training
Crop scouts will learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests during a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Crop Scout Training for Pest Managers program March 16.
The training provides in-depth and detailed information from university specialists.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the workshop is from 9 a.m to 5 p.m at the university's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.
Cost is $120. 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 .5 in fertility/nutrient management.
UNL Extension is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.