Nebraska Extension Program - Field Crop Scout Training

8:00 am
Eastern NE Research & Extension Center (at the ARDC) near Mead, NE
1071 County Road G
Ithaca NE 68404
Directions: Meet at the August N. Christenson Research and Education Building.

Map and directions available at http://ardc.unl.edu/direct.shtml.
Keith Glewen, 402-624-8030, kglewen1@unl.edu
A May 10 Nebraska Extension training course is scheduled for industry representatives and corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests.

“The training is designed for entry-level scouts who are working for crop consultants, industry agronomists or farm service centers in Nebraska and neighboring states”, said Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator. Glewen says the training course is also ideal for growers who scout their own fields or are interested in improving productivity, as well as for students being employed by businesses”.

The course is from 8:25 a.m. to 5 p.m. with registration at 8 a.m. at the University of Nebraska’s Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center located at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

“Past participants have consistently given the training high marks and state that the knowledge gained from attending improved their scouting skills,” Glewen said.

Topics and presenters include: How Corn and Soybean Plants Grow and Develop; Soybean and Corn Insect Management; Using Knowledge of Plant Morphology and a Seedling Identification Key to ID Weeds; and Crop Diseases and Quiz Nutrient Deficiencies.??

“Some of the benefits registrants stated the training provided included practical/working knowledge and better accuracy in field scouting,” Glewen said. “Other participants appreciated the hands-on, practical format.”??

Cost for the program is $165, which includes lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and instruction manual. Attendees 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.

Certified Crop Advisor continuing education credits are available with 6 in pest management, 1 in crop management and .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 online at http://ardc.unl.edu/crop.shtml.

Extension is in the university’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Additional Public Info:
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training begins at 8:25 a.m.

http://ardc.unl.edu/crop.shtml

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