Crop Scouting Competition 2023 | Highlights

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The Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and Iowa 4-H are pleased to announce the 2023 Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition. Middle school and high school students (those completing grades 7-12) from Iowa are invited to compete and showcase crop scouting abilities in corn and soybean. At this anual event, teams work with with Iowa State University staff and industry professionals to identify corn and soybean problems in the field. Top teams win prizes and advance to the regional competition. All participants will have a fun field experience at the Field Extension Education Laboratory and get a free t-shirt!

Sponsors this year include Corteva Agriscience, Iowa 4-H Foundation, Bayer, United Soybean Board, Syngenta, Iowa Independent Crop Consultants Association, Iowa Certified Crop Advisors, ISU Integrated Pest Management Program, Iowa Soybean Research Center, and Environmental Tillage Systems.

Purpose: To provide students an opportunity to learn crop scouting and principles of IPM for corn and soybean and to obtain knowledge and skills helpful in future careers related to agricultural and environmental sciences.

Learn more about the Iowa Youth Crop Scouting Competition.