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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.


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 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 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


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 

 
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


 




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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