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Soybean (Crops: Soybean)

March 6, 2019

Soybean

No State Fair Exhibit

General Rules:

  1. All posters, notebooks, and display boards must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include web site links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed or a lack thereof. 
  2. Activities to be completed in Soybean Manual each year:
    1. Division 1 – Complete three of the following activities: 1, 2, 3 or 13
    2. Division 2 – Complete two of the following activities: 4, 7, or 14
    3. Division 3 – Complete two of the following activities: 5, 6, or 14
    4. Division 4 – Complete the following activities: 9, 10, 11, and 12
    5. Division 5 and Advanced – No new activities in required in the Soybean Manual
  3. Complete Crops Record Sheet

Division 1

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit ten stalks total - with two (2) stalks to be displayed with root ball on both, stalks mounted on plywood. Size of plywood determined by length of soybean stalks. Stalks should be mounted about 2 inches apart and upside down with root ball at the top.

 

2. Complete Activity #1 on page 6. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Germination of the Soybean Seed" (This is the title of the experiment.)

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") of your experiment (Glue to the poster board. Label each picture.)

• One dry rag doll (Mount near the bottom of the poster board to show one item used in the test.)

• A sample of dry soybean seed to show the condition of the seed before the germination test was run.

• Seedlings from the germination study, if possible.

• Show your calculations.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster (put in lower right hand corner).

 

3. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Using the Soybean" (This is the title of the experiment.)

• A flow chart like the one on page 27, using real materials rather than a drawing. (Examples are soybeans in a plastic container; soybean oil in a clear bottle; and labels from cans, bottles, or boxes showing that soybean oil or protein is an ingredient.)

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

4. Complete your 4-H Crops Record Sheet and turn it in at book signing.

 

Division 2

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit ten stalks total - with two (2) stalks to be displayed with root ball on both, stalks mounted on plywood. Size of plywood determined by length of soybean stalks. Stalks should be mounted about 2 inches apart and upside down with root ball at the top.

 

2. Complete Activity #4 on page 12. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "The Effect of Light and Darkness on Flowering" (This is the experiment title.)

• A brief description about the purpose of your experiment.

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") to illustrate your work and to describe the equipment, including a picture of plants that were covered and one of those that were not covered when each began to flower. (Before taking pictures, label cardboard signs  showing the date of the first flower and plant height. Place the signs in the row and take your pictures.)

• Information about Step 8 in the activity.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

3. Complete Activity #7 on page 18. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Soybean Plant Nutrient Deficiencies" (This is the title of the experiment.)

• A short story - 50 to 100 words - explaining the purpose of your experiment.

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") of plants from each soil group (Include close up pictures showing nutrient deficiency symptoms.)

• Observations of plants in your experiment. (See Step 4)

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

4. Complete Activity #14 on page 28. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Preparing Soybeans for Home Use" (This is the title of the activity.)

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") showing how your prepared the roasted soybeans.

• The recipe you used.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

Suggestion:  Place a cup of roasted soybeans in a plastic bag or small jar to mount on your poster.

5.   Complete your 4-H Crops Record Sheet and turn it in at book signing.

 

Division 3

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit ten stalks total - with two (2) stalks to be displayed with root ball on both, stalks mounted on plywood. Size of plywood determined by length of soybean stalks. Stalks should be mounted about 2 inches apart and upside down with root ball at the top.

 

2. Complete Activity #5 on page 13. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Differences in Flowering among Soybean Varieties" (This is the title of the experiment.)

• A short description - 50 to 100 words - about the purpose of your experiment.

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") of the three soybean varieties taken when they began to flower. (Before you take the pictures, label cardboard signs showing variety name, date of flowering, and plant height. Place the signs near the plants and then take your pictures.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

3. Complete Activity #6 on page 15. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "How Planting Dates Affect Soybean Yields" (This is the title of the experiment.)

• A step-by-step story of how you conducted the experiment. (Include the information asked for in Step 3 in the activity.)

• Photographs or drawings (approximately 4" x 5") to illustrate what you did.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

4. Complete Activity #14 on page 28. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" posterboard with the following information and materials. Display the posterboard horizontally.

• "Preparing Soybeans for Home Use" (This is the title of the activity.)

• The recipe you used for the products you prepared.

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") showing how you prepared the products.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

Suggestion:  Prepare two or more edible products from soybeans. Seal them in sanitary containers so the products are visible. Display these products in front of your poster.       

 

5.  Complete you 4-H Crops Record Sheet and turn it in at book signing.

 

Division 4

Exhibit one of the following:

1. Exhibit ten stalks total - with two (2) stalks to be displayed with root ball on both, stalks mounted on plywood. Size of plywood determined by length of soybean stalks. Stalks should be mounted about 2 inches apart and upside down with root ball at the top.

2. Complete Activity #9 on page 22, Activity #10 on p. 23, or Activity #11 on p. 23. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• Title of experiment - "Soybean Herbicide Survey" or "Soybean Insect Study" or "Soybean Disease Study"

• A short story - 50 to 100 words - about the purpose of your experiment.

• Photographs (approximately 4" x 5") or magazine pictures of weeds or insects or soybean diseases, depending on your experiment. (Show what damage occurred and give suggestions for its control. Label each picture.)

• Line or mount specimens of insects, weeds, or diseases. (This is optional.)

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

3. Complete Activity #12 on page 25. Plan to exhibit a 22" x 28" poster board with the following information and materials. Display the poster board horizontally.

• "Measuring Soybean Harvest Losses" (This is the title of your experiment.)

• Photographs or drawings (approximately 4" x 5") to illustrate what you did.

• Information asked for in Step 4 of the experiment.

• The tool you used to determine the losses.

• Your name, address, name of 4-H club to identify your poster. (Put in lower right hand corner.)

 

4.   Complete your 4-H Crops Record Sheet and turn it in at book signing.

 

Division 5 and above

1.  A.  Grow at least five acres of soybeans.

     B.  Exhibit ten stalks total - with two (2) stalks to be displayed with root ball on both, stalks mounted on plywood. Size of plywood determined by length of soybean stalks. Stalks should be mounted about 2 inches apart and upside down with root ball at the top.

 

2.  Complete your 4-H Crops Record Sheet and turn it in at book signing. 

 

For more information, visit the Soybean Project page of the Indiana State 4-H Website.

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