State 4-H Plant Science Contest
The State 4-H Plant Science Contest is one of many activities that take place during California 4-H State Field Day on June 2, 2018. #Ca4HStateFieldDay
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
No preregistration necessary.
Contacts: Terry Berke, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Plant Science Contest is organized into three parts: Judging, Plant Identification, and Written. It provides opportunities for youth to increase their knowledge of horticultural plants and horticultural/plant science techniques, expand their ability to identify various plants, and interact with other youth interested in plant science.
The 4-H Plant Science Contest teaches youth...
- Applied biological/agricultural sciences including production of all plants.
- Insight into agriculture and develop understanding of the basic principles of plant physiology as they relate to plant growth and development.
- An understanding of the methods and values of scientific research and its influence on plants and soils.
- The use of biotechnology as it pertains to the development of new and improved plant varieties.
- The role of plant nutrients, water and soil in plant growth and the geographic areas suited for plant growth.
- The use of integrated pest management practices (IPM) as part of an overall crop production system.
2017 National Junior Horticultural Association Convention
October 6-9, 2017
The four highest scoring senior-age 4-H youth (15-18) will be eligible to be part of the California State 4-H Horticulture team representing California at the National Junior Horticultural Association Convention on October 6-9, 2017. This year, the National Convention will be in Indianapolis, IN.
The California State 4-H Horticulture team was the National Champion in 2008, 2010, and 2012. In 2016, our team came in 2nd.
In addition to the qualifying team members, all 4-H youth are also eligible to attend the convention and participate in demonstration, speech, cooking, and several other contests.
NJHA Study Manual - A good online resource for 4-H members interested in doing independent research on plant science
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Master Gardener Program - The UC ANR Master Gardener Program extends UC research-based information about home horticulture and pest management to the public.