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FFA Floriculture CDE Website accessible from… www.hortla.okstate.edu Overview of Guidelines Pre-registration Scholarships Contest Components Identification of Plant Materials General Knowledge Exam Problem-solving/Decision-making Practica Identification of Plant Materials

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ffa floriculture cde
FFA Floriculture CDE
  • Website accessible from…
    • www.hortla.okstate.edu
  • Overview of Guidelines
    • Pre-registration
    • Scholarships
    • Contest Components
      • Identification of Plant Materials
      • General Knowledge Exam
      • Problem-solving/Decision-making
      • Practica
identification of plant materials
Identification of Plant Materials
  • Identify 40 specimens
    • Houseplants
      • Flowering
      • Foliage
    • Cut flowers
    • Bedding plants
  • OKPLANTid
    • www.okplantid.org
general knowledge exam
General Knowledge Exam
  • 50 questions
    • From Introduction to Horticulture — Second Edition
      • Published by Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
    • Focus on floriculture
  • Exam administered via WebCT
problem solving decision making
Problem- Solving / Decision-Making
  • Solve ten problems related to floriculture industry.
    • May include judging…
      • Cut flowers
      • Flowering potted / basket plants
      • Foliage potted / basket plants
      • Flats of flowering annuals
    • And determining how producer and/or retailer could have avoided the exhibited fault
practicum 1 floral design

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Practicum 1: Floral Design
  • Make a continental round arrangement
    • Use “system of fours”
practicum 1 floral design6
Practicum 1: Floral Design
  • Prepare an itemized bill.
practicum 2 dish garden
Practicum 2: Dish Garden
  • Make a dish garden and prepare an itemized bill.
    • Sun vs. shade
    • Color harmony
    • Texture
    • Design
  • See The Flower Field’s “Colorful Recipes for Containers.”
    • Accessible from www.ecke.com/
practicum 3 hazardous situation
Practicum 3: Hazardous Situation
  • Hazardous materials communication
    • See www.pp.okstate.edu/ehs/MODULES/hazcom/index.htm
  • Reading a pesticide label
    • Labeled for pest and use
    • Toxicity
    • Handling a spill
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Reading a NFPA sign
practicum 4 using a computer
Practicum 4: Using a Computer
  • Use Microsoft Word to…
    • Create a letterhead
    • Create a coupon
    • Compose a letter
      • Business block format
      • Good spelling and grammar
    • Merge with data file
      • Filter data on specified criteria
    • Print merged letters with coupons
scheduling a crop
Scheduling a Crop
  • Potted Chrysanthemums
    • See “Pot Mum Cultural Tips” at www.yoder.com
  • Calculate production time
    • Market date
    • Response time
    • Floral initiation
      • Black cloth?
    • Pinch
    • Cutting establishment

Aldershot of New Mexico

stem cuttings including cane cuttings
Stem cuttings, including cane cuttings
  • Would auxin treatment be appropriate?
  • Should flower buds be removed? Why?

Stem tip (left) vs. stem segment (right)

leaf cuttings including leaf petiole cuttings
Leaf cuttings, including leaf petiole cuttings
  • Would auxin treatment be appropriate?
leaf cuttings cont d
Leaf Cuttings, cont’d.
  • Would auxin treatment be appropriate?
  • What is polarity?
leaf bud cuttings
Leaf-bud cuttings
  • Would auxin treatment be appropriate?
  • If plants are opposite-leafed, rather than alternate-leafed, twice as many cuttings can be produced.
layering
Layering
  • Tip, simple, mound, and air.