Calling all plant nerds aka plant LOVERS! 

Registration is now open for the Area Floriculture CDE's on the Georgia Ag Ed Website 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 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 .

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 .

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

Location
AREA 5 Floriculture CDE will be held at  ABAC on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018. Registration will start at  3:45 and will end at 4:15 with the contest starting at 4:30 pm.
AREA 6 Floriculture CDE will be held at  Wayne County High School on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 . Registration will start at  3:45 and will end at 4:15 with the contest starting at 4:30 pm.

T-shirts 
The design is attached. There will be no extras ordered. T-shirt orders are also completed through the Ag Ed Website on the Registration Page. T-shirt orders are due November 12th by 2 PM. T-shirts are  $10.00 for sizes S - XL and $12.00 for sizes 2XL - 5XL. The invoices will generate automatically after you order. Click the Region Balance for yours, even though it says zero. 

Registration
*The deadline is Thursday November 16th, 2018 by 11:00 pm.
*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 5 or Area 6 Floriculture CDE Registration.
Click on the edit for each team that your are registering.

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 
Guidelines are attached 
OR 
*Use the following link to access the full CDE Guidelines - https://www.georgiaffa.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 25 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
CDE Training Guide - 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.

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


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Trisha Rae Lastly 
South Region Agriculture Education 
Area Horticulture Teacher 
2802 Moore Hwy - ABAC 34
Tifton, GA 31793
Cell: 229-894-0507
Office: 229-386-3428
Fax: 229-391-3457