Agronomy Scout School

Field & Forage Crops

The Agronomy Scout School is designed for entry level scouts (i.e. non CCA's with limited or no crop scouting experience, or as a refresher) who will be working for crop consultants, industry agronomists, or ag service providers throughout Pennsylvania or neighboring states.

  • When

  • Sat., Apr. 7, 2018
    (7:30 AM - 5:30 PM)

  • Where

  • Ag Science & Industries Building
    University Park, PA 16802

This school will provide entry level crop scouts with an overview of the fundamentals necessary for scouting in corn, soybeans, forages, and small grains. 

Some sessions will be hands-on. Each participant receives an Agronomy Scout handbook and a magnifying hand lens.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to crop scouting
  • Soil fertility basics and nutrient deficiencies
  • Alfalfa and grass growth and development
  • Corn, soybean, and small grain growth and development
  • Insect ID
  • Disease ID
  • Weed ID
  • Non-pest crop response symptoms
  • Sampling techniques and reporting
  • Stand and population assessments and estimating yield


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Registration is limited to 50 participants, register today!
Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins.



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