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18
May
2015
Crop Insect Scouting School Set for June 3 – McGehee, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

A crop insect scouting school has been scheduled for June 3 at Hoot’s BBQ in McGehee, AR. The school will cover scouting for insects and their damage in cotton, corn, grain sorghum, soybeans and rice. The school is open to everyone. There is no charge for attending the school and lunch will be provided. Registration is at 8:30am. CCA credits are available for attending. The program is below:

8:30-9:00am……………………………….……..Registration

9:00-9:15…………………………………….……Welcome and Opening Remarks
Wes Kirkpatrick, County Agent

9:15-9:30…………………………………….……Scouting Tools and Methods
Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

9:30-10:00………………………………………..Cotton Growth and Development
Dr. Bill Robertson,Cotton Specialist

10:00-10:30………………………………………Scouting for Early-Season Pests of Cotton
Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

10:30-10:45……………………………………….BREAK

10:45-11:15……………………………………….Scouting for Mid- to Late-Season Pests of Cotton
Dr. Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

11:15-11:45……………………………………….Identification of Beneficial Arthropods
Dr. Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

11:45-12:30……………………………………….LUNCH

12:30-1:00………………………………………….Soybean Growth and Development
Dr. Jeremy Ross, Soybean Specialist

1:30-2:00………………………………………….Scouting for Pests of Pre-Bloom Soybean
Dr. Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

2:00-2:30………………………………………….Scouting for Pests of Post-Bloom Soybean
Dr. Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

2:30-3:00………………………………………….. Scouting for Pests of Rice
Dr. Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

3:00-3:10………………………………………….. BREAK

3:10-3:40………………………………………….. Scouting for Pests of Grain Sorghum
Dr. Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

3:40-4:10………………………………………….. Scouting for Pest of Corn
Dr. Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

4:10…………………………………………………………..Adjourn


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