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FLORICULTURE CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENT

(Revised 2008)

Floriculture Career Development Event
Purpose: To stimulate interest in the production and retailing of flowers, plants, and foliage through the agricultural science program.

Objectives


  1. Identify floriculture and bedding plant material commonly grown in Louisiana.




  1. Identify unhealthy plants due to pest, nutritional, mechanical or chemical injury.




  1. Understand the principles and develop the skills underlying propagation, growth requirements, growing techniques, harvesting marketing and maintenance of established floriculture plants.




  1. Understand principles and develop skills of floral design.




  1. Identify and select appropriate supplies and equipment for flower shop and greenhouse use.




  1. Understand safety practices in floriculture operations.




  1. Operate and maintain appropriate equipment for floriculture operations.




  1. Understand interpersonal skills prerequisite to successful employment in the floriculture industry.




  1. Understand and demonstrate proper sales and service skills.




  1. Maintain records and proper reports that are accurate and legible.


Event Format
The event will consist of three phases:


  1. PHASE 1: IDENTIFICATION OF PLANT MATERIAL

Thirty plants (30) of the seventy-five (75) specimens chosen from a list of commonly used plants in Louisiana florists and garden centers will be identified using scientific and common names. Each will be designated by a number and worth 5 points for correct identification. Thirty (30) seconds will be allowed for identification of each specimen, using the list of names provided. This phase will be worth a total of 150 points.



  1. PHASE 2: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE EXAM

Fifty (50) objective-type multiple choice or true/false questions that cover the areas of the floriculture industry reflected in the objectives will be given. This phase will test the contestants' general knowledge and understanding of basic principles of producing and marketing foliage, plants, and flowers. Contestants will be allowed thirty (30) minutes in which to answer the question, with each correct answer worth four points. This phase will be worth a total of 200 points.




  1. PHASE 3: PRACTICUM (Revised 2005)

Each state event team member will complete one of the three practicum chosen by the committee from the NATIONAL FFA CDE Bulletin. The practicum will be selected by the university hosting the state contests. Scoring for each will be 75 points, in accordance with the bulletin. The following is a list of practicum, one of which will be given at the state level:


1) Potting of plant cuttings

2) Make and package a corsage

3) Control of plant disorder

4) Bud vase arrangement

5) Boutonniere

6) Small table arrangement



Rules and Regulations


  1. All general rules apply except as indicated in the specific rules for this contest.




  1. The Louisiana Floriculture CDE will follow the guidelines as published in the current National FFA CDE Rules.




  1. The team will consist of no less than three but no more than four members. The team score will be calculated by adding the three highest scores of the members participating in the event. The lowest score will be dropped. On the Area level, only the identification and exam phases will be used. On the state level, the practicum will be added. (Revised 08)




  1. No team will be eligible to enter the event after it has started. No one will be allowed in the event area except the participants and those assisting with the event.




  1. No participant will be allowed to touch or handle plant material during the event except during the practicum.




  1. The plants used in the events will be those plants as identified by the scientific names only. The scientific names will be used as the basis of all correct identification.



  1. Participants may not have the Identification Score Sheet in their possession during the examination.




  1. Team standing will be determined by the total number of points of the three team members. State event winners will participate in the National FFA Floriculture CDE. The teacher who prepares the winning team will be expected to prepare the team for those areas of the national event not included in the area and state CDE.




  1. The goal of this CDE is to stimulate interest in the production and retailing of flowers, plants, and foliage through the Agriscience curriculum. It is intended that the exam questions and skills in this contest coincide with those commonly used in state licensing and by those workers in the industry. The following general reference may be consulted for the event:


Greenhouse Management Curriculum Guide

Louisiana Department of Education

Technical Resource Center

210 HWY 3110 S Bypass

Natchitoches, LA 71458
Flower Arranging

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry


  1. Tie Breakers: (applied in the order shown)




    1. The highest score on the general knowledge exam

    2. The highest score on the identification phase




  1. The written exam shall be randomly generated from the bank of test questions adopted in the General Rules in 2007. (Adopted 08)




  1. The bank of test questions may be edited yearly to improve the quality of the questions (i.e. fix errors, etc.) Updates shall be highlighted and posted on the state FFA and LATA websites prior to the spring events. (Adopted 08)




  1. Adopt a new scorecard where every plant is assigned a number. Each student writes the corresponding plant number on the scorecard. (Adopted 08)








Floriculture Plant Identification Answer Sheet
Contestant Name ________________________________________School Number __________





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Floriculture Plant Identification Reference List
Contestant Name _______________________________________School Number




Botanical Name/ Common Name
1. Aechmea chantinii cv./ Bromeliad

2. Aglaonema commutatum cv./ Aglaonema

3. Alstroemeria aurantiaca / Peruvian Lily

4. Antirrhinum majus cv./ Snapdragon

5. Aphelandra squarrosa cv. / Aphelandra, Zebra Plant

6. Araucaria heterophylla/ Norfolk Island Pine

7. Asparagus densiflorus 'sprengeri'/ Sprengeri "Fern"

8. Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum/ Wax Begonia

9. Begonia x tuberhybrida cv./ Tuberous Begonia

10. Caladium x hortulanum cv./ Fancy-Leaved Caladium

11. Camellia japonica cv./ Common Camellia

12. Celosia cristata cv./ Cockscomb

13. Chamaedorea elegans / Parlor Palm

14.Chlorophytum comosum cv./ Spider Plant

15. Chrysanthemum x morifolium cv./ Florist's Chrysanthemum

16. Codiaeum variegatum pictum cv./ Croton

17. Coleus x hybridus/ Coleus

18. Crassula argentea/ Jade Plant

19. Cyclamen x persicum cv./ Florist=s Cyclamen

20. Dianthus caryophyllus cv./ Carnation

21. Dieffenbachia maculata cv./ Spotted Dumbcane

22. Dracaena fragrans 'Massangeana'/ Corn Plant Dracaena

23. Sempervivum tectorum cv. . Hen and Chicks

24. Epipremnum aureum cv./ Golden Pothos, Devil's Ivy

25. Eucalyptus polyanthemos / Silver Dollar Gum

26. Euphorbia milii splendens/ Crown-of-Thorns

27. Euphorbia pulcherrima cv./Poinsettia

28. Ficus benjamina 'Exotica'/ Benjamin Fig

29. Ficus elastica 'Decora'/ Decora Rubber Plant

30. Gardenia jasminoides ‘Fortuniana’ / Gardenia

31. Gladiolus x hortulanus cv. / Garden Gladiolus

32. Gerbera jamesonii / Transvaal Daisy

33. Gynura aurantiaca ‘Sarmentosa’ / “Purple Passion”, Velvet Plant

34. Gypsophila elegans cv./Baby's Breath

35. Hedera helix cv./ English Ivy

36. Hemerocallis cv./ Daylilly

37. Heptapleurum arbicola**/ Dwarf Schefflera, Dwarf Octopus Tree

Botanical Name / Common Name
38. Hippeastrum hybrid cv./ Amaryllis

39. Hosta undulata / Plantain Lily

40. Hydrangea macrophylla macrophylla cv. / French (Florist's) Hydrangea

41. Impatiens hybrid cv./ Impatiens

42. Justicia brandegeana / Shrimp Plant

43. Kalanchoe x blossfeldiana cv./ Kalanchoe

44. Liatris spicata / Liatris

45. Lilium longiflorum cv./ Trumpet (Easter) Lily

46. Lilium x hybridum cv. / Hybrid (Garden) Lily

47. Limonium sinuatum / Statice

48. Maranta leuconeura kerchoviana / Prayer Plant

49. Matthiola incana cv. / Flowering Stock

50. Narcissus pseudo-narcissus cv./ Daffodil

51. Nephrolepis exaltata cv./ Boston Fern

52. Pelargonium x hortorum cv. / (Zonal) Geranium

53. Peperomia caperata / Emerald Ripple Peperomia

54. Petunia x hybrida cv./ Common Garden Petunia

55. Phalenopsis cv. / Phalenopsis (Butterfly) Orchid

56. Philodendron scandens oxycardium/ Heartleaf Philodendron

57. Plectranthus mummularis/ Swedish Ivy

58. Rhododendron cv./ Azalea

59. Rosa Hybrid, Class Hybrid Tea cv./ Hybrid Tea Rose

60. Rumohra adiantiformis / Leatherleaf Fern

61. Saintpaulia ionantha cv./ African Violet

62. Salvia splendens cv./ Salvia

63. Sansevieria trifasciata cv./ Snake Plant

64. Schlumbergia bridgesii / Christmas Cactus

65. Senecio cineraria >Diamond= / Diamond Dusty Miller

66. Sinningia speciosa Fyfiana Group cv./ Gloxina

67. Spathiphyllum clevelandii / White Anthurium, Peace Lily

68. Strelitzia reginae / Bird-of-Paradise

69. Syngonium podophyllum / Nephthytis

70. Tagetes species cv./ Marigold

71. Tolmiea menziesii / Piggy back Plant

72. Tulipa cv./ Tulip

73. Viola x wittrockiana cv./ (Garden) Pansy

74. Zebrina pendula cv./ Wandering Jew

75. Zinnia elegans / Zinnia



Floriculture Revised 2008




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