With planting wrapping up and crops beginning to emerge, now is the time to start scouting fields regularly throughout the growing season for any potential issues. Scouting fields and monitoring crops throughout the growing season can help you make more informed management decisions and stay on top of potential issues that may come up during the growing season. Even if some issues cannot be fixed, regular scouting can help us better understand what happened in the field and make adjustments to reduce issues in the future. This article will discuss the basics of crop scouting as well as crop scouting tools and resources.
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Vittetoe, Rebecca K.; Anderson, Meaghan J. B.; and Rieck-Hinz, Angela M., "Crop Scouting Basics" (2020). Integrated Crop Management News. 2630.
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