The Integrated Pest Management Field Crop Scout School is designed for those who have no previous scouting experience and plan to work as crop scouts. Workshop sessions will cover scouting for weeds, insects, and diseases; crop growth and development of corn, soybeans, and alfalfa; soil sampling; and crop scouting goals. It will include hands-on diagnostic activities to sharpen basic skills required for recognizing field crop problems.
There are two 1-day schools this year, one on Tuesday March 28 and a second on Saturday April 8. The scout schools will be held in the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center in Ames.
A new session this year is for managers or owners of businesses that employ crop scouts. Managers may attend any workshop session with their scouts. There will a special workshop session for managers and owners during the last concurrent session. Discussion about pest management and updates will be included. Your special registration includes lunch but not the notebook of written materials.
All participants must be preregistered prior to the day of the school. Registration fees are reduced if they are received 7 days before the class. Use or duplicate the form to the right for each registration. Questions may be directed to Jerolyne Packer, Brent Brueland, or Richard Larson at 515-294-6429.
This article originally appeared on page 11 of the IC-484 (1) -- January 31, 2000 issue.