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Resources for 4-H Plant Science Contests at the Lancaster County & Nebraska State Fairs.
Lancaster County Super Fair & Nebraska State Fair Plant Science Resources:
4-H members and volunteers should use these plant lists/photos and resources to help prepare for Lancaster County Super Fair and Nebraska State Fair Contests.
- 4-H & FFA Fair Forms, Fair book, Resources, Maps, Photos/Results
- Showing Flowers and Vegetables at the Lancaster County Super Fair
- "Preparing Cut Flowers for County and State Fair" 4H227 (Free download)
- Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits for Exhibit” 4H226 (Free Download)
- NebGuide G1853 "Propagating House Plants" includes a list of includes a listing of common houseplants found in Nebraska
Plant Science Contest Resources:
References for Written Exam and Judging Sections.
- Vegetable chapter, National Junior Horticultural Association Study guide. http://njha.org/projects_hortid_vegetables.html
- Everyone a Gardener! University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Publication 4H334
- Growing Great Houseplants. University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension 4-H Publication 4-H418
- All About Annual Flowers. University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Publication EC12-61-77
- Selecting and Preparing Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits for Exhibit. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Publication 4H226
- Judging Horticultural Products Section, National Junior Horticultural Association Study guide. http://njha.org/projects_hortid_judging.html
Grass, Forb, Crop and Weed ID Contest:
All grass and weed plants on the list are described in either the Weeds of the Great Plains (published by Nebraska Department of Agriculture, (402) 471-2394, Cost: $25.00) or in Common Grasses of Nebraska, EC170, (published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu, Cost: $5.00). There is not currently a crop identification guide available.
Tree ID Contest:
Check Out These Web Sites!
- Lancaster County 4-H
- UNL Extension in Lancaster County Horticulture Resources
- Nebraska 4-H
- National Junior Horticulture Association
- Yuckiest Site on the Internet
- Science 4 Kids! - Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
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