Floriculture CDE

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Information Updated 8/03/2021

The Floriculture Career Development Event requires students to identify plants, judge flower arrangements and solve problems.

Each of the three CDE sections will be account for 1/3 of each contestant’s final score.

  1. Written Test – (100 pts.) 45-minute time slot
    1. 50 Multiple Choice or True/False questions over general knowledge of the horticulture industry, greenhouse production practices and floral design. Up to five of the questions will be problems to solve associated with placing orders, production planning, and/or determining sales prices of goods produced. Each contestant may use a simple calculator; smartphones are not allowed.
  2. Plant Identification – (100 pts.) 45-minute time slot
    1. 50 specimens selected from the 2018 Kansas FFA Floriculture CDE plant materials list. See Kansas Floriculture CDE Plant Identification Review
  3. Practicum – (100 pts.) 45-minute time slot
    1. The practicum will incorporate both floral design and greenhouse production.
      1. Floral design practicum: questions will focus on floral design and marketing, to include evaluation of floral arrangements and cut flowers; principles of floral design; supplies and equipment used in a flower shop; product selling (involving telephone and/or face-to-face); developing a product display; floral design construction (from creating to product sale); and customer service handling. See: Kansas FFA Floral Design Practicum Review as a resource for one category of practicum information.
      2. Greenhouse production practicum: questions will focus on greenhouse production practices, to potentially include evaluation of bedding plants, handling hazardous situations;
        supplies and equipment used in a greenhouse; constructing a dish garden; technical growing procedures (including potting, asexual propagation, pinching, etc.); and plant disorder identification and management (including nutritional, diseases and arthropod pests, mechanical and chemical damage); and media selling (advertising). See Kansas FFA Floriculture Disorders Practicum Review as a resource for one category of practicum information.

2021 State Champion Team
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Louisburg FFA Chapter


Past Floriculture CDE Winners
2010’s
  • 2019 – Spring Hill FFA
  • 2018 – Louisburg FFA
  • 2017 – Louisburg FFA
  • 2016 – Louisburg FFA
  • 2015 – Louisburg FFA
  • 2014 – Louisburg FFA