Eight New Virtual Crop Scout School Webinars from the Crop Protection Network

April 11, 2023 10:28 AM
Blog Post

Crop scouting performed by farmers and Ag professionals is one of the most important steps towards predicting possible issues and diagnosing existing problems with health of a field- informing critical management decisions.  

Made possible by partnering with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Extension specialists across the U.S., the Crop Protection Network has been providing free, publicly available Virtual Crop Scouting webinars on a variety of subjects for the past several years. The CPN Team and its collaborators are pleased to announce that the Virtual Crop Scout School Library is growing with the addition of eight educational webinars. Adam Sisson, Extension specialist with the Iowa State IPM program has contributed to the most recent round of videos, and other Iowa State Extension specialists, such as Dr. Mark Licht and Ashley Dean, have contributed in earlier episodes.

Assessing Hail Damage in Corn 
Scouting for Cotton Diseases 
Scouting for Cotton Insect Pests 
Scouting with a Drone 
Armchair Scouting: Doing Your Homework 
Using Predictive Tools to Guide Scouting 
Scouting for Nematode Problems 
Scouting for Soybean Diseases in the Southern U.S. 

These new videos and more are available on-demand throughout the year on the CPN Virtual Crop Scout School Library at https://cropprotectionnetwork.org/


Daren Mueller Professor

Daren Mueller is an associate professor and extension plant pathologist at Iowa State University. He is also the coordinator of the Iowa State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Daren received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, and his master's degree a...