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HAPPY FRIDAY plant nerds aka* plant LOVERS! *

Registration is now open for the *Area Floriculture CDE's* on the Georgia
Ag. Ed. Website and login page.  Here is some additional information about
the CDE. PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION...

*Sign In:* 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM    *Contest Starts*:  4:30 PM

Eligibility
Junior: This event is open to students in grades 6-9 who are agricultural
education students, and are paid members of a chartered FFA chapter. Each
student’s name must appear on the chapter’s FFA roster at least 10 days
prior to competition above the chapter level.

Senior: This event is open to students in grades 9-12 who are agricultural
education students, and are paid members of a chartered FFA chapter. Each
member of the team must be a member of the chapter registering them, and
each student’s name must appear on the chapter’s FFA roster at least 10
days prior to competition above the chapter level.

**Please be reminded that this is a four person event. NO SCORE WILL BE
DROPPED. ALL FOUR SCORES COUNT.**

Location

*Area 5 FFA Floriculture CDE, December 8th on ABAC Campus - 2802 Moore
Highway, Tifton, GA 31793

*Area 6  FFA Floriculture CDE, December 10th @ Cook County High School
- 9900 Georgia 37, Adel, GA 31620

 Tshirts

Tshirts are available for this event and must be ordered online with event
registration.

Tshirt Design is attached.  - $10.00 for sizes S - XL - $12.00 for sizes
2XL - 5XL

Invoices are available on the Georgia AgEd Website by clicking on account
balances and then selecting the region balance tab in the upper right
corner of the screen.

You can then download a PDF invoice to turn in to your book keeper.



Registration

*The deadline is FRIDAY,  November 20th, 2015 by 11:00pm (NEXT FRIDAY)

*All students must be pre-registered for adequate materials to be purchased.

To register for the CDE.
Go to the AG. Ed. Website and log in.
Click on Event Registration.
Click on Area 3 or Area 4 Floriculture CDE Registration.
Click on the edit for each team that your are registering.
Click on edit for the T-shirts that you order. It will make an invoice for
your T-shirts.
It has opened to register your teams and closes on 11/20/15 at *11:00 p.m.*

Supplies Needed:

*Students should bring:

- a clean clipboard,

- several number 2 pencils,

- a NON-PROGRAMMABLE calculator  (Cell phones can not be used as a
calculator nor will they be allowed in the competition area).

 - Seniors may also want to bring a pocket magnifier for disorders.

 CDE Dress

*It is recommended that students either wear official dress or a chapter
shirt.


Guidelines and Format

*Use the following link to access the full CDE Guidelines -
http://www.gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=76

*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.

Study Material
Click on this link for past tests - *http://www.gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=76*
<http://www.gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=76>

CDE Training Guide -
*http://www.gaaged.org/docs/sidemodules/62263_Floriculture_CDE_Training_Guide.pdf*
<http://www.gaaged.org/docs/sidemodules/62263_Floriculture_CDE_Training_Guide.pdf>
 *Great information

Instructional Presentations - http://www.gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=242
 *There are also two attached from the GNF that Melissa Riley made and sent
out earlier this month.

If I can help or if you have questions please let me know.

-- 
*Trisha Rae Lastly *
*South Region Agriculture Education *
*Area Horticulture Teacher *