Plant Science Contest Study Guide

Edward Twidwell  |  1/20/2011 7:26:49 PM

The plant science contest will consist of exercises in four areas: Seed Identification, Weed Identification (examples will be live plants), Crop Identification and a test. The test will cover soil, seed identification, weed identification, crop identification and general plant science information. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for each phase of the contest.

Contest Information

Award: Educational Trip for winning team of three (3) and High Individual not on the winning team.

Sponsor: A.G. Kilgore Memorial, Charles B James Memorial Fund and Louisiana Agricultural Industries Association, Inc.

Age Requirement: Must have passed his/her 13th birthday and not passed his/her 20th birthday on January 1, 2012.

Rules:

  1. Each parish may bring a maximum of six (6) contestants.
  2. The top three (3) scoring individuals from a parish will make up team 1 and the remaining individuals from that parish will make team 2. Contestants will complete for high individual. Both teams are eligible to compete and place.
  3. Contest will consist of exercises in four areas: namely, Seed Identification, Weed Identification (examples will be live plants), Crop Identification and a test.
  4. A maximum of thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for each phase of the contest.

Study Resources

In addition to the identification guides provided below the following materials will help you prepare for the 4-H University Plant Science Contest. Test questions will be pulled from the materials on this website and the books below.

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