University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host two insect scouting schools to introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. The first scouting school will be held Monday, June 11, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, with the other school taking place Tuesday, June 19, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center in Midville, Georgia. Both of the free events will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
According to an article from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in Tifton, the scouting schools will cover insect pests in row crops like cotton, peanuts and soybeans. Attendees will learn identifying information about pests and the damage they inflict on crops, natural enemies, different scouting procedures, and safety in the field.
For more information about the scouting school in Tifton, contact Debbie Rutland at 229-386-3424. For more information about the scouting school in Midville, contact Peyton Sapp at 706-554-2119.