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The following schools have registered so far:

*Area 3 JUNIOR* - Bonaire Middle, Byron Middle, Dodge High, Dodge Middle,
Dooly Co, Gray Station Middle, Mossy Creek, Northeast Bibb, Northside
Middle, Perry Middle, Pike High, Pike Middle, Thomson Middle, Upson Lee
Middle, Warner Robins Middle

*Area 3 SENIOR* - Callaway, Dodge Co, Dooly Co, Eagles Landing, Heard Co,
Houston Co, Manchester, Mary Persons, Northeast Bibb, Northside High,
Piedmont Academy, Pike High, Schley Co, Taylor Co, Twiggs Co, Warner Robins
High, Veterans

*Area 4 JUNIOR* - Burke High, Burke Middle, East Laurens Middle, Effingham
Middle, Evans, Jenkins High, Jenkins Middle, Johnson Co Middle, Screven Co
High, Screven Co Middle, South Effingham Middle, TJ Elder Middle, Thomson
Middle, Toombs Co Middle, West Laurens High, West Laurens Middle

*Area 4 SENIOR* - Burke High, Cross Creek, Evans, Jenkins Co High, Portal,
Screven Co High, South Effingham High, Southeast Bulloch, Thomson High,
West Laurens, Windsor Forest



Floriculture is a 4 person team and all 4 team members scores counting
towards the team score.

The junior participants will take a 25 question general knowledge exam and
identify 25 plant specimens.

The senior participants will also take a 25 question general knowledge exam
and identify 25 plant specimens.  There will be a plant list provided.  In
addition they will solve 5 problem solving questions as well as identify 10
plant disorders.  There is also a list of disorders provided.


*Sign In:* 4 PM     *Contest Starts*:  4:30 PM

Location

*Area 4 FFA Floriculture CDE, November 28th @ Southeast Bulloch High School

*Area 3  FFA Floriculture CDE, November 30th @ Pettigrew Center at Fort
Valley State University


*Registration*

*There is a 3 week registration window -- *the deadline is November 14th**
for both Area 3 & 4 CDEs.*

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 11/14**/2017 for BOTH
AREA CDEs.*



*Link here <http://www.gaaged.org/page.aspx?ID=43> *to the how to register
students. This information was given out at the area teachers meeting,
click under the side bar that is titled enrollment & roster guide.



Supplies Needed:

*Students should bring:

- a clean clipboard,

- several number 2 pencils,

- a BASIC/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>*

I also have several PowerPoints from past CDEs that you can use to review
plant material with your students.  If you are interested let me know and I
will share these with you via google docs.


If I can help or if you have questions please let me know
Thanks, Melissa
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Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067 <(478)%20825-6067>
cell - 478-973-4071 <(478)%20973-4071>







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Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071