Nebraska Extension Introductory Level

Field Crop Scout In-Person, Hands-On Training

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

  • 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.)
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All times are Central Standard Time (CST)
8:30 AM Registration opens
8:55 AM Welcome
Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educator
9:00 AM Scouting Tips and Understanding Corn & Soybean Growth & Development
Jenny Rees, Nathan Mueller & Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educators
10:00 AM Break
10:10 AM Crop Diseases & Quiz
Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist and 

Amy Timmerman, Extension Educator


Scouting Techniques – Soil, Tissue, Disease Samples & Drone Best Practices

All presenters

12:10 PM Lunch
12:40 PM Identifying Weeds - Plant Morphology, Using a Key to Identify Weed Seedlings  
Christopher Proctor, Nebraska Extension Educator
2:10 PM Corn & Soybean Insect Scouting, Identification, Management
Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems and Crop Protection Specialist
Kyle Koch, Nebraska Extension Insect Diagnostician

TJ Prochaska, Extension Educator

3:40 PM Break
3:50 PM Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn & Soybeans
John Nelson & Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension Educators 
4:20 PM Hand On Practice
5:10 PM Evaluation


Please pre-register by Friday, May 17 for meal planning purposes.  Use the registration link below.  

Training Registration &/or Buy Resource manual

Cost for the program is $100, which includes lunch, refreshment breaks, workshop materials and a 3 ring binder instruction manual. The take-home instruction manual includes a variety of reference materials that provide resources for crop scouting. For those attending the daylong training that don’t want a copy of the instruction manual, the fee is $60.

The manual is also available for $100 plus $15 shipping for those that wish to have a mailed copy.


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

Learn about other Nebraska Extension Crop Management Training opportunities:
                • July 11 – 4R’s Field Day

                • August 22 – Flame Weeding Workshop

                • August 28 – Soil Health Field Day

                • August 29 – Corn and Soybean Clinic

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