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Intern - Crop Scouting

Job Details

Plainfield, WI


Primary Objectives of Position:

  • Support the crop management activities of the Pest Pros crop consultants
  • Insect, disease, weed and crop nutritional problem assessment and management

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Field monitoring for insects, disease, weeds and other nutritional or cultural problems.
  • Scouting report generation using Field Recon software.
  • Reporting observations to the supervising crop consultant.
  • Submitting crop samples with symptoms to the crop consultant.
  • Tissue sampling and sample preparation and handling.
  • Nematode or other disease sampling. Sample log-in and preparation.
  • Generate field report by the scouts and forwarded to the consultant for grower contact
  • Work in teams of two in conjunction with a crop consultant to make crop management decisions
  • Visit growers’ fields on a once per week or biweekly basis
  • Scout vehicle care and maintenance.
  • Facility care and maintenance.
  • Special projects related to each internship



  •  Must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  •  Ability to work late May through August, weekdays, with occasional weekend work scheduled due to inclement weather
  •  Ability to work hours from approximately 7am to 6pm with a need for flexibility for seasonal needs