The guide covers soil and water, and crop, pest, and nutrient management topics, the agronomy areas you are required to know for the Pennsylvania Certified Crop Adviser exam.

Pennsylvania CCA Study Guide plus Other Learning Resources

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  • The Study Guide for the Pennsylvania State CCA Exam has been updated by the Crop Management Team of Penn State Extension with new scientific information, pictures, newest legislative changes, and interactive features such as dynamic graphics and practice exam questions. The study guide is available online for $99, which provides you with one-year access to the guide. If this poses unforeseen complications for you, please contact Hanna Wells ( We also value your feedback on the new study guide.
  • Review guide for the International CCA Exam produced by the International Plant Nutrition Institute
  • Modern Corn and Soybean Production. MCSP Publications. This publication covers all of the learning objectives for the CCA exam, plus it will be an excellent reference for you when your certification is complete. A special price is available for all CCA exam registrants. To get that price, call 1-866-803-6277
  • Take Action Herbicide, Fungicide and Pesticide Resistant Management Program - This site provides tools for weed/disease identification, principles of resistance and modes/sites of action.