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  1. 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

  2. Identification of Plant Materials • Identify 40 specimens • Houseplants • Flowering • Foliage • Cut flowers • Bedding plants • OKPLANTid • www.okplantid.org

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 3 5 8 2 1 7 6 4 Practicum 1: Floral Design • Make a continental round arrangement • Use “system of fours”

  6. Practicum 1: Floral Design • Prepare an itemized bill.

  7. 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/

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Types of Vegetative (Asexual) Plant Propagation

  12. Stem cuttings, including cane cuttings • Would auxin treatment be appropriate? • Should flower buds be removed? Why? Stem tip (left) vs. stem segment (right)

  13. Leaf cuttings, including leaf petiole cuttings • Would auxin treatment be appropriate?

  14. Leaf Cuttings, cont’d. • Would auxin treatment be appropriate? • What is polarity?

  15. Leaf-bud cuttings • Would auxin treatment be appropriate? • If plants are opposite-leafed, rather than alternate-leafed, twice as many cuttings can be produced.

  16. Layering • Tip, simple, mound, and air.