Crop Diagnostic School


The Crop Diagnostic School is designed to refine the diagnostic skills of agronomists and producers involved in field scouting and assessing crop health. This event is organized by Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development (MB ARD) and the University of Manitoba (U of M).
The Manitoba Crop Diagnostic School has been running since 1996 with approximately 400 - 500 people attending each year. This comprehensive hands-on approach to learning attracts new and past attendees to take part each year.

In 2021, Crop Diagnostic School will be offered virtually, in the form of a weekly meeting where participants get to ask their questions from the field. These meetings will be hosted every Tuesday morning from 8:30 - 9:00 am, starting on June 8th and running until July 27th (depending on the season, the meetings may be extended into August). Attendance is free, but you must pre-register in order to access the link to attend. If you have questions you'd like to ask in advance of the meetings, you can email them to or ask your questions live during the meeting by typing them into the chat box or raising your hand.

 Crop Diagnostic School

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ARD and U of M specialists will be available each week to answer questions in seven crop diagnostic areas: weeds, diseases, insects, soil/crop nutrition, cereal, pulse and oilseed management. Since the questions will vary from week to week, Continuing Education Units have not been applied for; however, all Certified Crop Advisors who participate in the weekly discusssions can self-report their credits here:  CCA-CEU Reporting Form.

Crop Diagnostic School 2021 Playlist