Small Grains: Wheat, Oats, Barley, and Rye
This project is suggested for youth in grades 5 – 12. Level 1 and 2 members can study plant variety and selection, display stages of plant development, test seed germination and methods of seeding, learn about seasonal pests and determine pesticide hazards. Level 3 and 4 members can take soil samples, learn to recognize diseases, pests, and weeds, study production costs and market prices, learn about necessary nutrients and determine field acreages.
To complete the project members should complete at least three exercises in the book and make a project plan.