Jr Fair Book

Plant & Soil Science – Department J-14

  • Judging Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
  • Any exhibits in Department J-14 not picked up by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the close of the fair will be discarded.

Department J-14, Class A – Field Crops

These exhibits are required to be grown under the direct supervision of the exhibitor. All exhibits must be grown during the current season (planted after the previous year’s fair). Open only to exhibitors enrolled in Crops Project. Hay sheaves shall be dried, not fresh (unless otherwise noted). Exhibit small grains in a reclosable, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag, only 3/4 full.

One Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from classes A and B. Ribbon will be awarded.

 Premiums Offered

Blue – $2.00
Red – $1.75
White – $1.50
Pink – $1.25

Grains

  1. Shell corn, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  2. Dane Oats, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  3. Ogle Oats, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  4. Drumlin Oats, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  5. Gem Oats, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  6. Jim Oats, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  7. Oats, any other variety, identified, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  8. Rye, any variety, identified, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  9. Barley, any variety, identified, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  10. Winter Wheat, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. This entry must be from previous crop year.
  11. Spring Wheat, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag
  12. Hybrid Corn, 8 ears
  13. Soybeans, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. This entry must be from previous crop year.
  14. Seed Sunflower head, pollen caps removed.

Hay and Grain Sheaf

All sheaves will be measured at time of entry and should be 3-4 inches diameter at butt. Exhibitor needs to tie securely.

  1. Alfalfa Hay Sheaf, dried, not fresh
  2. Alfalfa Sheaf, fresh
  3. Red Clover Hay Sheaf, dried, not fresh
  4. Clover Sheaf, fresh
  5. Alfalfa-Brome Mixture (at least 50% alfalfa) Sheaf, dried, not fresh
  6. Barley Sheaf
  7. Alsike Clover Hay Sheaf, dried, not fresh
  8. Oat Sheaf (leaves must be removed from stems)
  9. Field Corn, 3 stalks, no brace roots, no roots at all
  10. Soybean Sheaf
  11. Wheat Sheaf (leaves must be removed from stems)
  12. High Moisture Corn, re closable zipper-lock bag, 1 gallon only 3/4 full. Attach 3×5 card stapled to top stating type of harvest and type of storage.
  13. Haylage, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. Attach 3×5 card with type of harvest and storage.
  14. Oatlage (may include peas) 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. Attach 3×5 card with type of harvest and storage.
  15. Corn silage, 1-gallon zipper-lock bag. Attach 3×5 card with type of harvest and storage.
  16. Any other grain – identify (example: Sorghum)
  17. First crop baled hay, shown in clear plastic bag; exhibit shall be no larger than 20 inches square, 4 inches thick; may include pieces from large round or rectangular bales.
  18. Second crop baled hay, shown in clear plastic bag; exhibit shall be no larger than 20 inches square, 4 inches thick; may include pieces from large round or rectangular bales.

Weed and Disease Collection

All posters shall be 14 x 22 inches. Mark year on back with marker

  1. Collection of 10 different weeds, pressed, mounted and identified.
  2. Collection of 8 different plant diseases and/or plant insects, identified.

Department J-14, Class B – Potatoes

(Boxes, size 12”x12” will be furnished)

These exhibits are required to be grown on the home farm and under the direct supervision of the exhibitor. Each exhibit must consist of 6 cleaned potatoes. Exhibitor may be enrolled in either Field Crops or Vegetable Garden to enter potatoes.

  1. Kennebec 7. Superior
  2. Norgold Russets 8. Russet Norkotah
  3. Norland 9. Any other white variety, identify
  4. Yukon Gold 10. Any other red variety, identify
  5. Red Pontiac 11. Any other russet variety, identify
  6. Russet Burbank 12. Any novelty variety, identify

(fingerling, purple, blue, sweet, etc.)

Dept. J-14, Class C – Vegetable Garden

Open to exhibitors enrolled in the Garden Project.

Exhibitors may not enter more than 20 vegetable entries.  Vegetables should be grown by exhibitor. Garden produce is judged on: (1) uniformity of size, shape and color for that variety; (2) trueness to size, shape and color for that variety; (3) free of disease, insect and other damages; (4) clean vegetables and exact number called for in Premium List.

Prepare entries using UW-Extension bulletin #A3306 Exhibiting and Judging Vegetables.  It is optional for exhibitors to write the type and/or variety of vegetables on each entry tag.

One Grand Champion and one Reserve Champion will be selected from classes C and D. Ribbon will be awarded.

Premiums Offered for Class C, numbers 1-39

Blue – $1.75
Red – $1.50
White – $1.25
Pink – $1.00

  1. Three slicing cucumbers, 6-8 inches long.
  2. Three pickling cucumbers, 3-4 inches long.
  3. Eight pickling cucumbers, small specimens under 3 inches.
  4. Three ripe tomatoes, stems off, red or yellow, not cherry tomatoes.
  5. Three ripe cherry tomatoes, stems off, red or yellow.
  6. Three ripe pear tomatoes, stems off, red or yellow.
  7. Three green tomatoes, stems off.
  8. Three heirloom tomatoes, stems off.
  9. Three table carrots, 1 inch tops, remove taproot.
  10. Three pickling beets, 2 inches and under, 1-inch top, 1/2-inch taproot.
  11. Three beets, over 2 inches, 1-inch top, 1/2-inch taproot.
  12. Three yellow onions, remove outer rough layer only.
  13. Three white onions, remove outer rough layer only.
  14. Three red onions, remove outer rough layer only.
  15. One broccoli.
  16. One cabbage, head firm.
  17. One head cauliflower.
  18. One eggplant.
  19. One hubbard squash, golden, blue, green, stem on.
  20. One acorn squash, stem on.
  21. One buttercup or bonbon squash, stem on.
  22. One butternut squash, stem on.
  23. One pie pumpkin, stem on.
  24. One field pumpkin, stem on.
  25. Rhubarb, 3 stalks, at least 10 inches long
  26. One zucchini, stem on, between 6-12 inches.
  27. One squash, any other summer variety, stem on (examples: scalloped or patty pan, crook neck, etc.).
  28. Green snap beans, 8 pods, stems on.
  29. Any colored bean, not green, 8 pods, stems on.
  30. Three green bell peppers.
  31. Three same color bell peppers, not green.
  32. Three hot peppers, identified.
  33. Three sweet peppers, not bell.
  34. Three ears sweet corn, any variety, husked.
  35. One watermelon, ripe, stem on.
  36. One muskmelon, any variety.
  37. Five radishes.
  38. 1 kohlrabi, with 1/2-inch taproot.
  39. Leaf lettuce, five leaves in zipper-lock bag
  40. Any other vegetable not listed above (example: pea pods, etc.).
  41. Eight different vegetable seeds, mounted, must be identified.

Garden box entries to include any 6 lots from the above list (#1-39). The amounts of each vegetable need to be the same as the above list. Boxes, 18”x18”, will be furnished. Will be checked for proper number of vegetables.

Garden Boxes; lots 42-44 have the option to be judged face-to-face from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday of the fair (entry MUST be checked in at the fair on Wednesday, entry day).  To be considered face-to-face judging, the exhibitor must come to the vegetable judging area for judging between 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.  The exhibitor must be present (no substitutes) and will talk with the judge about their garden box.  The judge will determine the placing at that time.  If the exhibitor does not come on Thursday, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., the rest of the garden boxes will be judged Danish as a class.

Premiums Offered for Class C, numbers 42-45

Blue – $3.50
Red – $3.00
White – $2.50
Pink – $2.00

  1. Garden Box (exhibitors grades 3, 4 & 5) (optional face-to-face judging, see above).
  2. Garden Box (exhibitors grades 6 & 7) (optional face-to-face judging, see above).
  3. Garden Box (exhibitors grades 8 & above) (optional face-to-face judging, see above).
  4. Display of container garden (shall not exceed 2 feet by 2 feet).

Department J-14, Class D – Fruit

Premiums Offered

Blue – $2.00
Red – $1.75
White – $1.50
Pink – $1.25

Three pears, any variety.

  1. Three apples, any variety.
  2. Four plums, any variety.
  3. Any other fruit: 1 cluster (ex: grapes) or ½ pint (ex: raspberries).
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