UW-River Falls Field Scout Training Class, March 13-14

Bryan Jensen, UW Extension, IPM Program

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, UW-Extension and the Integrated Pest Management Program are co-sponsoring the IPM Field Scout Training Class which will be held March 13-14, 2018 at the UW-River Falls campus.

This training session will provide classroom and laboratory instruction for several pest and nutrient management topics (pest identification, life cycle, damage symptoms, economic thresholds and scouting techniques for insects, weeds, plant pathogens, herbicide injury and nutrient deficiency symptoms for corn, alfalfa, soybean and wheat, soil sampling, plant tissue testing, etc).

The complete schedule is listed at the end of the post. 13 Pest Management and 3 Nutrient Management CEU’s have been approved.

Non-student registration fee is $100/person and covers the cost of the training program and the Field Crop Scout Training Manual. To register online please go to https://patstore.wisc.edu/ipm/register.aspx

To register by check, send name, phone number, address and email address with a check payable to “UW-Extension” to: Bryan Jensen, Dept. of Entomology, 1630 Linden Drive’ Madison, WI 53706.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Rm. 211 Agricultural Sciences Building

7:45 a.m., Registration -outside Rm. 211, Agricultural Sciences Building
8:00, Introduction, Bryan Jensen, Integrated Pest Management Program, UW-Madison
8:15, Grass and Sedge Weed Identification, Dan Heider, UW-Madison, Integrated Pest Management Program
9:30, Break
9:40, Annual Broadleaf Weed Identification, Dan Heider
11:00, Biennial and Perennial Weed Identification, Dan Heider
12:00, Lunch (on your own)
12:45, Weed Identification Lab, Rm. 221, Dan Heider
2:15, Herbicide Mode of Action and Injury Symptoms, Dan Heider
3:30, Break
3:45-5:00, Soil and Plant Tissue Sampling
-Nutrient Deficiency Symptoms
-Introduction to Nutrient Management
Scott Sturgul, UW Madison, Nutrient and Pest Management Program
6:30, (Continued), Scott Sturgul
8:30, Quiz
9:00 p.m., Adjourn

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Rm. 211, Agricultural Sciences Building

8:00, Diseases of Corn, Alfalfa, Wheat and Soybeans, Dr. Brian Hudelson, Dept. of Plant Pathology,
10:00, Break
10:15, Field Crop Disease Lab, Rm. 221, Dr. Brian Hudelson
11:45, Lunch (on your own)
12:45, Insect Pests of Corn, Alfalfa and Soybeans, Bryan Jensen, UW-Madison
2:45, Break
3:00, Field Crop Insect Lab, Rm. 221, Bryan Jensen
4:30, Identification Test (optional for non-students)