Field Crop Scout School helps new scouts understand principles and techniques of scouting. The one-day school will be held Saturday March 8 at the Scheman building at the Iowa State Center in Ames. The sessions will cover normal growth and development of corn, soybean, and alfalfa; how to identify common weeds, diseases, and insects; general soil information; and discussion of common crop problems. Most sessions will include hands-on activities. Scouts will receive a notebook of publications and information to help them scout effectively in the field.
Managers may attend the sessions with their scouts at a reduced cost (see form ). You must preregister at least one scout. This special registration includes lunch, but not the notebook of written materials.
All participants must be preregistered before the day of the school. Use or duplicate the form for each registration. Questions may be directed to Jerolyne Packer at (515) 294-6429 or Joyce Hornstein at (515) 294-7293.
This article originally appeared on pages 2-3 of the IC-490 (1) -- January 21, 2003 issue.