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Crops

August 19, 2015

Crops

Manuals can be purchased at the Jay County Purdue Extension Office

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Corn
Division/Grade
Beginner (Grades 3-4) 4-H 672
Intermediate (Grades 5-7)4-H 673
Advanced (Grades 8-12) 4-H 674


Grow a plot of corn (one or more acres, if possible) and check on it at least three times during the growing season. If you don’t have a field or garden plot, see if a neighbor or friend will let you use some land or help with their crop.

Requirements:
Read and follow the Activity options in these manuals.


Hay & Forages
Division/Grade
Division I (Grades 3-6)
Division II (Grades 7-12)

Division I
1. Grow not less than one acre of hay.
2. Have soil tested and follow fertilization recommendations.

Exhibit:
¼ bale of hay in a plastic bag.

Division II
1. Increase acreage as home conditions justify.
2. Have soil tested and follow fertilization recommendations
.
Exhibit:
¼ bale of hay in a plastic bag.


Small Grains
Division/Grade
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced


Grains included: Wheat, Barley, Triticale, Rye, and Oats

Beginner
1. Complete 3 activities each year.
2. May repeat one activity the second year using a different grain.
Exhibit
Choose from activities listed in manual.

Intermediate
1. Complete 4 activities each year.
2. May repeat one activity from earlier years using a different grain.
3. Do not conduct the same activity more than 2 times using the same grain.

Exhibit
Choose from activities listed in manual.

Advanced
1. Complete 5 activities each year.
2. May repeat one activity from earlier years using a different grain.
3. Do not conduct the same activity more than 2 times using the same grain
.
Exhibit:
Choose from activities listed in manual.




Soybean
Division I
Division II
Division III

Project manuals: 4-H 209 – Soybean Project
Crops Record: 4-H 626W

Division I
1. Complete three of the following activities: 1, 2, 3 or 13 in the 4-H Soybean Manual 4H209.
2. Keep accurate records using the Crops Record.

Exhibit:
One of the following.
1. Germination Of The Soybean
2. Using The Soybean
3. One peck of soybeans

Division II
1. Complete two of the following activities; 4, 7 or 14 in the Soybean Manual 4H-209.
2. Keep accurate records using the Crops Record.

Exhibit:
One of the following.
1. The Effects of Light and Darkness On Flowering
2. Soybean Plant Nutrient Deficiencies.
3. Preparing Soybeans for Home Use.
4. One peck of soybeans.

Division III
1. Complete two of the following activities 5, 6, or 14 in the Soybean Manual 4H209.
2. Keep accurate records using the Crops Record.

Exhibit:
One of the following:
1. Differences In Flowering among Soybean Varieties
2. How Planting Dates Affect Soybean Yields
3. Preparing Soybeans for home Us
4. One peck of soybeans

Division IV:
1. Complete the following activities 9,10, and 12 in the Soybean Manual 4H-209
2. Keep accurate records using the Crops Record.

Exhibit:
One of the following.
1. Soybean Herbicide Survey
2. Soybean Insect Study
3. Soybean Disease Study
4. Measuring Soybean Harvest Losses
5. One peck of soybeans.

Division V and Advanced
1. Grow at least five acres of soybeans using cultural practices described in current agronomy (AY) publications. These are available in your County Extension Office.
2. Keep accurate records using Crops Record.

Exhibit:
Check with your 4-H leader about specific county exhibit requirements.

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