Bug Scout 1982
Scout Before Pests Steal Your Profits
(Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University)
Like I said, he doesn't keep the neatest farmstead in the county, but he's an awfully nice guy!
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February 20, 1982

Crop scouting is critical to a successful pest management philosophy.  Scouting services can be provided by commercial crop consulting firms, for a fee.  Or you can scout fields yourself.

When it comes to crop scouting, it's easy to find more excuses than a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar.  Don't have enough time!  Don't understand how it's done! It's too hot in the fields!

Livestock producers learned long ago that good management meant constantly checking the herd.  Crop producers have also discovered that checking the crop can be beneficial.  Many things can happen between planting and harvesting a crop.  Unfortunately, many producers are unaware of conditions that should be controlled until it's too late to do anything about them.  Good managers have found that crop scouting can pay dividends, even if they have to do it themselves!

by Tom Turpin, Entomologist, Purdue University

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