Blayne Reed, EA – IPM Hale, Swisher, and Floyd, Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, District Cotton Entomologist, and John David Gonzolez, EA – IPM Palmer, Bailey, Castro, invite you and your colleges to a Field Scout School on Thursday, May 31, 2018. The free training will be from 8:45 A.M. to around 12:30 P.M. in Plainview at the Ollie Liner Center (2000 S. Columbia, Plainview, TX, 79072). Three CEU’s are being offered, two IPM and one drift management. Coffee, snacks, and drinks will be available thanks to our sponsors GOWAN, Plains Land Bank, and the Hale County Ag Committee but lunch will not be provided.
This training is intended as a first time introduction or a seasonal review of the proper procedures involved in reliably field scouting and identifying potential issues in cotton, corn, and sorghum for insect, weed, and disease problems. This training should be ideal for all summer field scouts working for independent crop consultants or AgriLife Units, company interns, progressive and field precision minded ag producers, proactive county agents, early career ag professionals, ag professionals involved with field crop sales, or anyone interested in identifying problems in our area ag production fields.
Following the conclusion of the scout school around 12:30 P.M., a WPS (Workers Protection Standard) Training will be provided for anyone interested or needing their worker or handler safety training now mandated annually by the EPA.
Please call (806) 291-5267, if you have any questions.