Biosecurity for Crop Scouts and Agronomists

Crop scouts and agronomists that walk multiple fields in a day should consider biosecurity and preventing the movement of soil, and soil borne pests, between fields. Risk of disease movement from one farm to the next is proportional to the amount of soil moved. While other aspects of farming represent a greater risk of soil and disease movement, such as custom operators going from one farm to another, crop scouts have a role in biosecurity. In this video we outline some simple steps that scouts can follow to reduce the chance that they are the cause of pest movement between farms.