Ben Hill County Ag

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans

Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools.

Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures.  The training will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new scouts and as a review for experienced scouts and producers. Program topics include, Bug and Larval Insect Pests, Beneficial Insects, Scouting Procedures, Safety, and an In-Field Review. Each program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.

Location City Date Time Contact for additional information
Tifton Campus Conference Center Tifton GA June 10, 2019 9:00 am -12:30pm Debbie Rutland(229) 386-3424
Southeast Research and Education Center Midville GA June 18, 2019 9:00 am -12:30pm Peyton Sapp(706) 554-2119

AGENDA

9:00     WELCOME

PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

9:05     COTTON

9:15     SOYBEAN

9:25     PEANUT

9:30     INSECT SCOUTING PROCEDURES

9:40     CATERPILLAR INSECT PESTS

10:10 – 10:20   BREAK

10:20   BUG INSECT PESTS

10:50   NATURAL CONTROLS

11:00   SAFETY

SCOUTING PROCEDURES

11:10  PEANUT

11:30   COTTON

11:50   SOYBEAN

12:00   FIELD TRIP

12:30   ADJOURN – Have a safe trip home