In this week’s Georgia Cotton Commission update we want to remind everyone about the UGA Scout Schools on June 12th and 20th. On Monday June 12th, UGA entomologists will hold their annual Scout School at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. If you miss the Scout School on June 12th another one will be held on June 20th in Midville at the Southeast Research and Education Center. The purpose of the UGA Insect Scout Schools are to provide basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. Cotton, peanut, and soybean scouting will be covered at this school. The trainings will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new scouts as well as a review for experienced scouts and producers. The classroom portion of the Scout School will start at 9am and then move to the field concluding around 12:30pm. Again, the dates are June 12th in Tifton and June 20th in Midville. For more information visit the UGA Cotton Team’s website at UGAcotton.com.
Below: Dr. Phillip Roberts conducts the field portion of the 2015 UGA Insect Scout School.