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Participants in the Agronomy CDE possess an in-depth knowledge of seeds, insects, soils and crops. They must also demonstrate skills in solving complex problems related to crop production.

Team Practicums - we will be based on wheat for 2022
Team Problem may include: determining acreage, populations ,seed selection, seeding rates, cost, maturity traits, fertilizer analysis, soil tests, stages of growth, insects, disease, immature weeds significant to wheat production, weed resistance, marketing.

Reference for Team Problem
1. Virginia Agriculture and Plant advisor
2. Virginia Integrated pest management
3. Industry information on weed resistance to herbicides.
4. VCE resources 

Event Location & Time
The 2022  Agronomy Career Development Event is held at the state FFA Convention. 

George Jones will be the contest official for 2022 and  is willing to answer questions about the event. 

Other Contest Components:
Judging Classes - Classes 1-6 will use the Old FFA Scorecard to determine point deductions in each sample.

Identification (25 crops and 25 weeds) – Specimens will be intermingled as in National Contest. We will be using the National Agronomy contest Id list.  Some plants will be commonly found immature specimens. (EX. Morningglory, Jimson weed, cocklebur etc.)

Equipment Identification

Insect Identification

Virginia FFA will have a senior and junior division of the Agronomy CDE. If advisors in grades 7-9 wish to have their students compete at the senior level, they must register their students as a senior competitor with the understanding that those students (even if eligible by grade level for junior awards) will only be eligible for senior team and/or individual recognition and awards. Only students in grades 6-9 are eligible to compete in the junior division.

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2022 Contest Information 6/9/2022 13 KB
Virginia Agronomy Rules (Senior & Junior) 5/25/2020 1335 KB

Event Information
Event Format:
Team of Four
Compete at State Convention

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