AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Who’s interested in learning about crop scouting in-person this year?
A year after switching to a virtual format, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System crops team will host an in-person Cotton and Soybean Scouting Short Course. The scout schools will be hosted in three locations throughout June.
Dates and Times
Extension personnel will host three workshop dates and locations.
Wiregrass Research and Extension Center
167 State Highway 134 E, Headland, Alabama 36345
Registration: Contact the Henry County Extension office
Autauga County Extension Office
2226 AL-14 West, Autaugaville, Alabama 36003
Registration:Contact the Autauga County Extension office
Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center
9494 Experimental Loop, Madison, Alabama 35756
Registration:Contact the Limestone County Extension office
Topics of Discussion
Topics of discussion for the scouting short course include cotton insect pests; scouting safety, agronomics and the use of plant growth regulators in cotton; beneficial insects and sporadic cotton pests (north Alabama); peanut update (south Alabama); soybean pests (north and central Alabama); and a field training opportunity.
Scott Graham, an Alabama Extension cotton, soybean and peanut entomologist, said the team will put the proper safety precautions in place in order to make the in-person scouting school safe for everyone.
Graham said the scouting school is an excellent opportunity for producers to refresh their memory.
“We encourage producers to attend scouting school because the pest pressures may be similar year after year, but they certainly have some differences — especially when it comes to control methods,” Graham said. “We work to have all of the information farmers need to head into the growing season with confidence in their ability to spot issues and make treatment applications.”