Insect Scouting Schools will be conducted on June 12, 2017 in Tifton and June 20, 2017 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 will include bug pests, caterpillar 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.
The Tifton scout school will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The scout school in Midville will be held at the Southeast Research and Education Center.