The Denison Community School "Denison DeKalb" team received first place in the 2012 Crop Scouting competition held by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Students gained corn and soybean scouting experience based on integrated pest management principles by participating in the competition.
Checking crops for insects and disease is becoming less tedious and cumbersome, and more accurate with the release of iPad apps by ScoutPro. The identification program is based on Iowa State University field guides and funded in part by Iowa Soybean Association.
Farmers and crop scouts can identify and keep track of soybean and corn field problems throughout the season by using a new series of field crop scouting cards. The cards were produced by the Iowa State University Integrated Pest Management program with support from the Iowa Soybean Association.