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Should I Hire A CCA?

As a grower, you have a lot invested in your fields. Help protect your investment and business by consulting with a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA). CCA's are experienced and trained in field and crop management.

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Should I Become A CCA?

Having a CCA designation provides growers with the confidence that you have a recognized level of expertise as a crop consultant. The CCA designation is also well respected in industry and will contribute to your reputation among other industry players.

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Growers

There are many reasons to hire a Certified Crop Adviser.

CCA's are knowledgeable in field and crop management, experts in the identification of problem weeds, diseases and pests, and are honest as they all abide by a strict code of ethics.

CCA's are knowledgeable:

  1. Field mapping, planning and documentation.
  2. Spring and fall soil bed management.
  3. Seeding rates, depth and springtime fertility management.
  4. Post harvest management (grain and oilseed storage management).
  5. General farm safety rules of thumb.

CCA's are experts:

  1. Identification of weeds, disease and pest problems within typical Prairie cropping systems.
  2. Providing pesticide or cultural solutions for your weed, disease and pest problems.
  3. Rates, dates and rules (including water volume specs) for pesticide application.

CCA's are honest:

  1. Abide by a strict code of ethics:
    • only recommend what a farmer needs to make a reasonable rate of return.
    • exercise due diligence in making recommendations.