Hands-on session teaches field scouting

Hands-on session teaches field scouting "Field Detectives: The How-to's of Scouting" a hands-on workshop is being offered by the South 2 Field Education Unit of the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service. The workshop will be held on June 30 at JoDean's Restaurant in Yankton and runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. The course fee is $15 which includes a meal, breaks and handouts.

This workshop is designed for agronomy professionals, crop consultants/field scouts and producers/farmers who want to learn how to scout their fields. The sessions are hands-on with live plants and plant mounts for demonstration and practice. Because these sessions are hands-on, the class size will be limited to ensure small group learning at its best.

The workshop will include discussion as to the benefits of scouting, budgeting for control measures and three breakout sessions: Session I: corn growth and development, insects, and diseases; Session II: weed identification; and Session III: soybean growth and development, insects and diseases. At the end of the workshop, you can put your knowledge to the test with "You Make the Call," a diagnostic activity.

Pre-registrations for the workshop are due by June 24. For more information, call April Borders at the Clay County Extension Office.

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