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Teachers,

 State Floriculture is right before us and I wanted to send out a few
reminders before the competition this Saturday, Feb 4th .

*What to bring: *

All Students should bring a clean clipboard, several number 2 pencils, and
a NON-PROGRAMMABLE calculator.  Seniors may also want to bring a pocket
magnifier for disorders.  (Cell phones can not be used as a calculator nor
will they be allowed in the competition area).
*What to wear:*
All students should either be in FFA Official dress or nicely dressed in
FFA chapter shirts.
Team photographs will be taken before the competition and news releases
will be provided.

*IMPORTANT TIMES*:
8:00 a.m.  Registration for ALL events ~Pettigrew Farm and Community Life
Center (#45 on the FVSU map)
8:30 a.m.  FVSU greetings ~ Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center
(students/teachers in ALL events should attend)
9:00 a.m.  Dismiss for CDEs to begin
Floriculture will remain in the Pettigrew Farm and Community Life Center
(rooms 102-104)

Link to map of FVSU campus - http://past.fvsu.edu/campusmap

*PARKING*:
There is a large open grass parking area that sits across the street from
the Pettigrew Center. That lot will be available for FFA use on Saturday,
February 4. Bus parking will be available in that lot.
*Questions:
*If you have any questions concerning the cde please contact: Melissa Riley
- [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> or cell 478-973-4071 <706-540-0032>
.

*RESULTS:*
Unofficial results will be announced on site following the event.


STATE FLORICULTURE CDE --- FEBRUARY 4TH, FVSU
STATE QUALIFIERS

*Floriculture - Senior*

Sonoraville  -  S. Clark

North Forsyth  -  A. Harris

Franklin County -   G. Minyard

Jackson County -   R. Buchanan

Perry   -  A. Claxton
Veterans  -  A. Whiddon

West Laurens  -  R. Waldrep

Evans -   P. Price

Lee County  -  L. Murphree

Seminole County  -  D. Smith

Coffee County  -  A. Halbig

Camden  -  K. Chester



*Floriculture - Junior*

Sonoraville  -  S. Clark

North Murray  -   D. Bushey

Franklin County  - G. Minyard

Oconee County Middle  -  S. Schempp

 Perry  -  A. Claxton

 Perry Middle  -  A. Denton

 Southeast Bulloch  -  S. Lanier

 Burke County  -  TenHuisen/Boyd

 CA Gray Middle  -  E. Murray

 Seminole County  -  D. Smith

 Appling County Middle  -  R. Barnes

 Brantley County Middle  -  K. Morris




*FORMAT*

SENIORS
The career development event will be conducted in FOUR PHASES:

*Identification of Plants, Tools and Materials:*  Twenty-five specimens
from the Georgia Floriculture Plant List and Horticulture Tool  and
Materials List will be displayed for contestants to identify.  Participants
have 25 minutes to complete this event phase.

* General Knowledge: * The general knowledge section will consist of
twenty-five questions covering all areas of the floriculture industry.
Participants have 25 minutes to complete this phase.

 *Problem Solving:*  This phase will consist of five problem solving
questions. Participants have 20 minutes to complete this phase.

The problem solving questions will concentrate on a designated areas:

        1.  Media Volume

        2.  Area and Volume

        3.  Chemical and fertilizer application

        4.  Irrigation

        5.  Pricing

 *Disorder Identification:*  Contestants will be required to identify plant
disorders including diseases, insects, weeds, and nutritional disorders and
specify, if requested, those pesticides or other treatments necessary to
remedy the problem.  Items for this phase of the career development event
will be selected from the Disorders List.  Participants have 20 minutes to
complete this event phase.


JUNIORS:

The career development event will be conducted in TWO PHASES:
  *Identification of Plant Materials:* Twenty-five specimens from the
Georgia Junior Floriculture List will be displayed for contestants to
identify.  Participants have 30 minutes to complete this event
phase.


*General Knowledge:* The general knowledge section will consist of
twenty-five questions covering basic horticulture.  Participants have 25
minutes to complete this event phase.


-- 
Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
PO Box 4060
1005 State University Drive
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
  fax - 478-825-6980
www.centralregionaged.org

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