Floriculture CDE Ms. Cunniff and Ms. Parker What is Floriculture? • Knowledge and skills: • Competition: – Arranging – Plant identification – Propagation – Arrangement – Merchandising – Problem solving – Preparation Rules • 3-4 team members • One team from each FFA chapter • Under no circumstances • Observers are not can a student touch or permitted in the event handle the plant area while the event is in materials progress Rules • Pencils, pens and calculators are not provided. • The horticulture scan sheet will be used for this CDE • No allowance will be made for malfunctioning calculators • Location: Sam Houston State University Regulations • District level: – 20 specimens for identification 50 min – 50 questions for knowledge 30 min – Additional phases Regulations State level (Texas): – Plant identification 500 points – Placing classes 300 points – General knowledge 100 points ______________________________________ Individual possible …………. 900 points Team possible …………………. 2,700 points State Plant Identification • 50 species of the 100 listed identified by scientific and common names • Specimen can consist of any part of the plant • Each plant is numbered and students bubble in the number next to the name on the sheet • 10 points for every correct plant • 50 minutes for this section State Plant Classes 6 Classes are selected Line Blooming Container Form Foliage Container Mass floral design • All plants are in the same species or cultivar • Some classes only contain cut flowers or greenery or container plants • 4 items per class • 5 min. to judge each class. 30 min. total • 50 points per class Line Flowers • Snapdragon- Antirrhinum majus cv. • Gladiolus- Gladioolus x hortulanus cv. • Liatris- Liatris spicata • Stock- Matthiols incana Form Flowers • Anthurium- Anthurium andraeanum • Gerbera- Gerbera jamesonii • Stargazer lily- Lilium cv. ‘Stargazer’ • Rose- rosa cv. Mass Flowers • Cushion (pompom) ChrysanthemumChrysanthemum moorifolium cv. • Daisy Chrysanthemum- Chrysanthemum morifolium cv. • Standard carnation- Dianthus caryophyllus cv. • Freesia- freesia x hybrida Blooming Container flowers • Kalaanchoe- Kalanchoe blossfeldiana cv. • Geranium- Pelargonium x Hortorum cv. • Azalea- Rhododendron cv. • African Violet- Saintpaulia ionantha cv. • Gloxinia- Sinningia speciosa Foliage Container Flowers • Jade plant- Crassula argentea • Golden pothos, devil’s ivy- Epipremnum aureum • Benjaman fig, weeping fig- Ficus Benjaminia ‘Exotica’ • Rubber tree- ficus elasticaa ‘Decora’ • Boston fern- Nephrolepis exaltata ev. Floral Design • Symmetrical Triangle • Asymmetrical triangle • Crescent • Round State General Knowledge • 50 multiple choice questions from databank on IMS website • 30 minutes for exam • 2 points per question State Awards 1. Team with the highest score in the identification section 2. Team with the highest score in floral design 3. Team with the highest score on the evaluation If tied, advisors will match for the high award Student hat off, teacher hat on OFF ON Notes from: Becky DeShazo CDE Floriculture Texas “expert” Teachers who train this team seem to work together. The test bank is on the Texas FFA web page CDE page. To be competitive, the students must get every question right. While the questions don't change, the order of the answers do. We are always on the look out for a plant that is a little different from the one we know. – Example, wandering jew is green and purple but occasionally you can find one that is green with no purple. Good References • Printed Materials – Horticultural Plant Production, IMS #362 – Floral Design and Interior Landscape Development, IMS #363 • Computer software – Horticopia A to Z (CD-ROM) • Online – Interiorscape Plants Database: Aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/interiorscape/tamuhort.html • Other – A manual for flower judging. (1998). Call to order (715)425-3345 Notes from: Becky DeShazo CDE Floriculture Texas “expert” • If you are fortunate enough to make it to the national contest, take a deep breath because it has very little in common with our state contest. • To be competitive there, students HAVE to be able to: – make designs – study lots of materials – etc.