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Top 30 Crop Scout Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Crop Scout. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Crop Scout resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.7% of Crop Scout resumes contained Disease Control as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Crop Scout actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Crop Scout

1. Disease Control
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Here's how Disease Control is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Summer internship scouting crops to ensure proper weed, pest, and disease control.
  • Decide and advise on the types of disease control to implement.

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2. Insect
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Here's how Insect is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Gained valuable knowledge of insect species and weed/disease identification.
  • Assist farmers in making fertility management and crop planning decisions along with weed and disease/insect scouting to help make spraying recommendations.
  • Utilized various tools to assess insect populations and depending on the outcome, recommend proper course of treatment.
  • Communicated with farmers of the current status of insects, weeds and overall conditions of fields.
  • Document crop characteristics such as stages of growth, insect and weed thresholds on scout cards.
  • Scout fields for various farmers in area looking for weeds, disease, and insects.
  • Inspected farmers' fields and recorded weed, insect, disease and other observations.
  • Initiated sweep tests in fields, measured insects and examined weeds on farms.
  • Surveyed fields for weeds, insects, or disease utilizing attention to detail.
  • Identified diseases, weeds, insects, and any other field issues.
  • Inform grower of potential insect, fertilization, disease or water problems.
  • Scouted Field Pea and Lentil Fields for diseases and insects.
  • Scouted fields for weeds, diseases, and insects.
  • Scouted blueberry fields for several farms using Integrated Pest Management Recommended management changes to address disease, insect and weed issues
  • Scouted fields, making recommendations for weeds & insects Typed reports and discussed fields with growers
  • Recorded findings of disease, weed and insect pressure Reported analysis to growers
  • Created an insect collection that identified common Lepidoptera that can damage corn.
  • Indentified and catalogued information on insect, weed, and disease severity in cotton, corn, peanut and sorghum fields.
  • Scouted corn and soybean fields for weeds, insects, and disease Attended informal scouting sessions Assisted salesmen with organizational duties
  • Walked corn and soybean fields Reported how crops were growing Identified weeds, diseases, and insects

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3. Soil Samples
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Here's how Soil Samples is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Managed and collected soil samples as determined by Lead Agronomist.
  • Checked field condition and took soil samples.
  • Collected soil samples Delivered ammonia tanks
  • Gathered tissue and soil samples Interacted with customers to gain insight into their plans for growing their farms
  • Crop scouting Pulled soil samples for nutrient testing Entered farming data in to computer

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4. Bean Fields
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Here's how Bean Fields is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Scouted corn and soybean fields to identify crop growth and pest problems.
  • Scouted corn and bean fields for pests and diseases.
  • Inspected beans (cleared bean fields of weeds)

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5. Pest Damage
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6. Crop Production
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7. Farm Equipment
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8. Stand Counts
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9. GPS
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10. Weather Conditions
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11. Weekly Basis
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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Analyzed soybeans, corn, grain sorghum and cotton on a weekly basis to ensure proper growth and development of crops.

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12. Yield Estimates
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Here's how Yield Estimates is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Scouted customers' fields for weeds, diseases, insects, cultural issues and performed yield estimates.
  • Performed yield estimates to determine the approximate sellable units of each hybrid.

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13. Growth Stages
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Here's how Growth Stages is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Identified crop growth stages, weeds, diseases, deficiencies, and insect damage in corn and soybeans.

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14. Cell Culture
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15. Inmate Population
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16. Plant Population
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17. Communication
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Here's how Communication is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Refined my communication skills by interacting with farmers on a professional level.
  • Maintained communication with farmers about the condition of the crop.

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18. Test Plots
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Here's how Test Plots is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Managed, recorded and processed various row crop test plots.

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19. Customers Maximize
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20. Moisture
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Here's how Moisture is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Provided weekly reports to farmers indicating soil moisture, plant population, growth stages, and recommendations for each field.

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21. Weekly Reports
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Here's how Weekly Reports is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Send weekly reports to grower, Greenpoint Ag manager, and scouting director.

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22. ATV
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23. Nomad
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Here's how Nomad is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Pulled grid samples using a Nomad and the PocketRecon software.

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24. Different Fields
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25. Disease Identification
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26. Identify Potential
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Here's how Identify Potential is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Worked directly with local Greenpoint Ag agribusiness to identify potential scouting customers.

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27. Customer Vehicles
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28. Management Recommendations
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Here's how Management Recommendations is used in Crop Scout jobs:
  • Developed written reports of scouting results and delivered to farmers or supervisors for review and discussion of management recommendations.
  • Recorded findings and relayed them to consultant for use in making management recommendations.

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29. Verbal Communication
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30. Potato Fields
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20 Most Common Skills For A Crop Scout

Disease Control

17.4%

Insect

14.2%

Soil Samples

10.7%

Bean Fields

9.6%

Pest Damage

8.5%

Crop Production

5.7%

Farm Equipment

4.3%

Stand Counts

4.3%

GPS

4.3%

Weather Conditions

2.8%

Weekly Basis

2.1%

Yield Estimates

2.1%

Growth Stages

2.1%

Cell Culture

2.1%

Inmate Population

1.8%

Plant Population

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

Test Plots

1.4%

Customers Maximize

1.4%

Moisture

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Crop Scout

Rank Skill
1 Disease Control 15.7%
2 Insect 12.8%
3 Soil Samples 9.6%
4 Bean Fields 8.7%
5 Pest Damage 7.7%
6 Crop Production 5.1%
7 Farm Equipment 3.8%
8 Stand Counts 3.8%
9 GPS 3.8%
10 Weather Conditions 2.6%
11 Weekly Basis 1.9%
12 Yield Estimates 1.9%
13 Growth Stages 1.9%
14 Cell Culture 1.9%
15 Inmate Population 1.6%
16 Plant Population 1.6%
17 Communication 1.6%
18 Test Plots 1.3%
19 Customers Maximize 1.3%
20 Moisture 1.3%
21 Weekly Reports 1.3%
22 ATV 1.0%
23 Nomad 1.0%
24 Different Fields 1.0%
25 Disease Identification 1.0%
26 Identify Potential 1.0%
27 Customer Vehicles 1.0%
28 Management Recommendations 1.0%
29 Verbal Communication 1.0%
30 Potato Fields 1.0%
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