Bulloch County Ag News

Insect Scouting School – June 18 in Midville

Insect scouting school will be conducted on June 18, 2019 in Midville at the Southeast Research and Education Center. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  The program will 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. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:30 p.m.

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