I am a participant that has a question: My partner and I have been doing several practice tests and have been seeing content from another manual that we found online. It is a pdf:
https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... -20-16.pdf
We are unsure whether we are supposed to cover the topics given in this manual. Our coach was given a different manual with other species and the environmental toxins listed do not contain copper. For example, we do not have lily of the valley, wolfsbane, Portuguese man of war, poison dart frog, jack in the pulpit and poison sumac. Are we supposed to know this content as well for the competition?
The link you posted is for the trial event rules from last year, before Potions and Poisons became a national event. You should follow the current year's rules. Although, if you have extra time it might be worth going over some of the removed topics from the trial rules, in case your event supervisor isn't very competent and uses the trial rules by mistake.