For those of you that are in need of some extra Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you can earn up to 9.5 total CEUs simply by visiting the Crop Protection Network (CPN), and testing your knowledge of various pest management topics, such as plant diseases and management, pest resistance and mycotoxins.
CPN has added CCA exams to its repertoire of resources for farmers, crop advisors and others involved in crop management and production. A total of 19 quizzes are currently available through the website, and are each based on CPN publications. After reading CPN publications, CCAs can take the corresponding quiz for 0.5 CEUs, each, simply by entering their names and CCA number, and starting the exam. Participants must earn a passing score of 70 percent or more on a quiz to qualify for credits. Results will be sent, monthly, to the American Society for Agronomy (ASA) for processing, and participants will be presented with a certificate for their records. Participants can take these quizzes at no cost, either through the new dedicated web page, or as a link beneath corresponding publications. Each quiz was written and reviewed by CCAs and extension specialists for difficulty and accuracy. The CEUs will be applied under the Integrated Pest Management category.
The CPN publications are completely free for you to download and keep, and can be viewed while you're in a field as PDFs. CPN also has a disease encyclopedia for corn, soybeans and wheat, that is also completely free for you to reference while in the field, as well.
When you've got some time, waiting for some fields to dry, why not increase your knowledge and get those credits, if you need them? And if you just want to test your knowledge of diseases and management, feel free to also give it a try!