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Scout School Registration Due March 20
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 03/17/2017

Penn State Extension: Crop Management Team announced that it will again be hosting an Agronomy Scout School on March 25 at Penn State-University Park Campus. Registration deadline is March 20; so register now.

The Agronomy Scout School is designed for entry level scouts (i.e., non-CCAs 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. This school will provide 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.

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Topics that will be covered include (see website for more details):

- 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

Registration fee js $75 per participant, due March 20. The class is limited to 50 people and pre-registration is required; no walk-ins will be allowed. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. and conclude by about 5:30 p.m. Register on-line with a credit card at / For more information about registration, contact:

Extension Registration Support Toll-free 1-877-489-1398 Email:

For those who need driving directions and/or lodging, information can be found on the registration website.

If you have questions about the program please contact Dwight Lingenfelter, Extension Associate -- Weed Science, Penn State Extension, at 814-865-2242 or

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