Nebraska Extension Introductory Level

Field Crop Scout Interactive Online Training

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

  • For summer employees working in the ag industry and  corn and soybean growers wanting to learn how to better manage corn and soybean pests
  • Ideal for new employees preparing to take the CCA exam.
  • Also an excellent refresher course for experienced personnel.
  • Provides current, detailed instruction and is specifically designed to furnish employees with the necessary knowledge, expertise and confidence to fulfill the requirements of their employment.
  • Taught by University experts.
  • 7.5 CCA CREDITS Applied for and pending (6 Pest Mgmt., 1 Crop Mgmt.,  .5 Fertility/ Nutrient Mgmt.)

Training will include interactive components. 
Participants will receive instructions on downloading free versions of programs being used prior to the field crop scout training session.

The presenters

2021 Field Scout Presenters

All times are Central Standard Time (CST)
8:55 a.m.        Welcome Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator

9:00 a.m.        Understanding Corn & Soybean Growth & Development

                           Aaron Nygren and Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension Educators

10:00 a.m.     Break

10:10 a.m.      Crop Diseases & Quiz

                           Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist

12:00 p.m.      Break

12:40 p.m.      Identifying Weeds - Plant Morphology, Using a Key to Identify Weed Seedlings  

                           Christopher Proctor, Nebraska Extension Educator


2:40 p.m.       Corn & Soybean Insect Scouting, Identification, Management

                           Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems and Crop Protection Specialist

                           Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension Entomologist

                           Kyle Koch, Nebraska Extension Insect Diagnostician


4:40 p.m.       Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn & Soybeans

                           Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator                                   

5:10 p.m.       Evaluation

5:15 p.m.       Adjourn


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Use the registration link below.  Fee for this introductory online training is $50.  Pre-paid, preregistered participants are eligible for CCA credits.  Must be logged on for entire program and participate in interactive components for eligibility.

An optional resource booklet is available for $105 plus $15 shipping. The notebook contains a variety of reference materials that are excellent resources for crop scouting professions to take with you in the field, as well as a tri-lens magnifying glass.

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For more information, contact Nebraska Extension at or call (402)624-8030. 

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