For additional information consult the project chairperson: Mike Rethwisch, UNL Extension – Butler Co., 451 N. 5th Street, David City, NE 686332-1666; Phone (402) 367-7410; Fax (402) 367-3329; firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you ever wonder "what if" with the plants you grow? Sometimes the fun part of gardening is experimenting to see what’s going to happen. There are lots of experiments you can perform with plants. The idea behind an experiment is what if. What happens to one thing if you change something else while you keep all the other conditions the same. The idea is to learn something new through an experiment. In this project you select, plan, and conduct an experiment related to horticulture and write a report of the results. The experiment can be done solely or in groups of two or more.
Here are some topics to get you started.
This project is designed for youth who are inquisitive and are interested in experimenting with horticultural plants or with general plant physiology.
15-18 and 19-22 years old; individuals or groups of two or more.
A written report and an informal interview at the NJHA convention are required. Generally some group members will be unable to attend the convention but may be represented by another member of the same group. Consult the report format below for additional information.
National Award Winner -- Up to three individuals/groups in each age division and three teams are eligible to receive a medal. National Award Winners are eligible to return for competition the following year in the same age division of this project area. In the event that a report of sufficient quality is not entered, no National Award will be presented.
Grand National Award Winner -- One individual/group in each age division is eligible to receive a medal. A Grand National Award winner is not eligible for further competition in the same age group. A Grand National Award Winner in the 15 to 18 year old category may return the following year in the 19 to 22 year old category even though they may not be 19 years old. In the event that a presentation of sufficient quality is not entered, no Grand National Award will be presented. Grand National winners may also receive a cash award in addition to the medal.
AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURE SCIENCE
1018 DUKE STREET
ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
WORK PHONE: 7038364606 EXT 106