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Agricultural Education
AG00019
Greenhouse Production and Floral Design
120.00
This is a one-credit course for students with interests in acquiring knowledge and skill in greenhouse plant production and floral design. Content includes the role and importance of greenhouse production and floral design, safety, plant anatomy and growth, plant propagation, growing structures, climate control, automation, media and plant nutrition, watering, disease and pest management, and cultural practices with bedding plants, including cuttings and layering, bulbs, corms, tubers, and seed-borne flowering crops. Content also includes the history and importance of floral design, care and handling of fresh flowers, principles and practices of design, floral tools and supplies, containers, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces, and holiday arrangements. FFA and supervised experience will be included as appropriate.

The units and benchmarks are organized so that the course may be offered in two semester-length courses. One semester course would be greenhouse production; the other would be floral design. Units GFD1, GFD2, GFD3, and GFD4 would be shared in the semester courses to cover content appropriate to the subject of the course. Units GFD5, GFD6, GFD7, GFD8, GFD9, and GFD10 would be taught in the semester-long greenhouse production course. Units GFD11, GFD12, GFD13, and GFD14 would be taught in the semester-long floral design course.
Kurt Murray
kmurr@okcareertech.org
(405) 743-5489
Introduction to Agriscience



Unit
GFD1: Importance and nature of greenhouse production and floral design (6
hours)



Benchmark
GFD1-1: Students will describe the meaning and role of greenhouse production.



Benchmark
GFD1-2: Students will describe the meaning and nature of floral design.



Unit
GFD2: Career entry and advancement in greenhouse production and floral design
(6 hours)

Benchmark
GFD2-1: Students will identify occupations in greenhouse production and floral
design and list the competencies needed for occupational entry.



Benchmark
GFD2-2: Students will name and describe important personal skills for success
in greenhouse production and floral design careers.



Unit
GFD3: Safety (6 hours)



Benchmark
GFD3-1: Students will assess safety situations with greenhouse production and
floral design and choose appropriate safety practices.



Benchmark
GFD3-2: Students will properly select, use, and maintain personal protective
equipment when working in greenhouse production and floral design.



Unit
GFD4: Agricultural education (8 hours)



Benchmark
GFD4-1: Students will manage an appropriate supervised experience in greenhouse
production and floral design.



Benchmark
GFD4-2: Students will identify opportunities for participation and advancement
in the FFA related to greenhouse production and floral design.



Unit
GFD5: Greenhouse production environments (15 hours)



Benchmark
GFD5-1: Students will identify the types and characteristics of greenhouse
structures.



Benchmark
GFD5-2. Students will explain the importance of climate management and how it
is accomplished in a greenhouse.



Benchmark
GFD5-3: Students will identify and demonstrate how to safely use equipment and
controls in greenhouse work.



Unit
GFD6: Media and plant nutrition (15 hours)



Benchmark
GFD6-1: Students will explain the qualities of good media and prepare media to
use with particular crops.



Benchmark
GFD6-2: Students will identify essential plant nutrients and describe the use of
fertilizers to provide nutrients.



Unit
GFD7: Plant growth processes (10 hours)



Benchmark
GFD7-1: Students will explain the meaning and role of photosynthesis and
respiration.

Benchmark
GFD7-2: Students will name plant hormones and describe the importance of each
in plant growth.



Benchmark
GFD7-3: Students will name common plant growth regulators and demonstrate use
in greenhouse production.



Unit
GFD8: Greenhouse plant propagation (12 hours)



Benchmark
GFD8-1: Students will explain the conditions that are essential for seed
germination and demonstrate the sexual propagation of bedding plants in a
greenhouse environment.



Benchmark
GFD8-2: Students will demonstrate the use of bulbs, corms, and tubers in the
propagation of selected greenhouse crops.



Benchmark
GFD8-3: Students will explain the meaning and use of asexual propagation in the
greenhouse environment with selected crops.



Unit
GFD9: Greenhouse crop conditions (10 hours)



Benchmark
GFD9-1: Students will explain essential conditions for the culture of
greenhouse crops.



Benchmark
GFD9-2: Students will explain light, temperature, and air quality and
demonstrate how these are managed in greenhouse crop production.



Benchmark
GFD9-3: Students will discuss the importance of water in greenhouse crop production
and demonstrate methods of irrigation with selected crops.



Unit
GFD10: Greenhouse cultural practices (12 hours)



Benchmark
GFD10-1: Students will identify cultural conditions essential for the
production of selected greenhouse crops.



Benchmark
GFD10-2: Students will select and apply appropriate pest management practices
in greenhouse crop production.



Benchmark
GFD10-3: Students will identify needed records and maintain appropriate records
on greenhouse crop production.



Unit
GFD11: Flowers and foliage selection and care (17 hours)



Benchmark
GFD11-1: Students will identify common cut flowers and foliage plants and

select
appropriate plant materials based on intended use.



Benchmark
GFD11-2: Students will evaluate cut flowers and foliage plants for quality and
presence of deterioration.



Benchmark
GFD11-3: Students will demonstrate practices in properly caring for cut flowers
and foliage plant materials.



Unit
GFD12: Floral design principles (15 hours)



Benchmark
GFD12:1 Students will name and explain principles of design in floral
arranging.



Benchmark
GFD12-2: Students will identify design elements in floral arranging.



Benchmark
GFD12-3: Students will identify flower shapes and describe how these are used
in design.



Benchmark
GFD12-4: Students will explain the importance and use of color and geometric
shapes in floral design.



Unit
GFD13: Designing floral work (35 hours)



Benchmark
GFD13-1: Students will name and explain the materials, tools, and equipment
used in floral design work.



Benchmark
GFD13-2: Students will demonstrate fundamental design principles and mechanics
in constructing a corsage and a boutonniere.



Benchmark
GFD13-3: Students will construct a bud vase and a base arrangement that
demonstrate good design principles and floral mechanics.



Benchmark
GFD13-4: Students will demonstrate the preparation of potted plants as floral
work.



Benchmark
GFD13-5: Students will construct floral centerpieces, sympathy arrangements,
wedding pieces, and other arrangements that demonstrate good design principles
and floral mechanics.



Unit
GFD14: Floral business (13 hours)



Benchmark
GFD14-1: Students will describe general procedures in the operation of a floral
business.



Benchmark GFD14-2: Students will
communicate effectively with customers and demonstrate customer relations
skills.










Horticulture: Field Technician - CTTC

and

Horticulture: Florist Assistant - CTTC

http://www.okcareertech.org/testing/Skills_Standards/Agriculture_Career_Cluster.htm

Greenhouse Grower's
Association

Oklahoma Turfgrass
Resource Foundation

State Florist Association

State Nurserymen's Association

Greenhouse Management and Operations - CIMC

Introduction to Horticulture - CIMC

Supplemental VHS and DVDs - CIMC

http://www.okcimc.com

Horticulture Science Manual, CD-ROM, and on-line lesson plan library. CAERT. 2007
http://www.caert.net


The Commercial Greenhouse 3rd edition, Boodley and Newman. 2009. Delmar-Thomson Learning.
http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com


The Art of Floral Design, 2nd edition, Hunter. 2000. Delmar-Thomson Learning.
http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com


Greenhouse Production, Biondo. 2004. Prentice Hall Interstate.
http://www.pearsonschool.com


Floral Design and Interior Landscape Management, Noland. 2004. Prentice Hall Interstaste.
http://www.pearsonschool.com


Horticultural and Floriculture CDE website - Oklahoma State University


http://www.okstate.edu/ag/asnr/hortla/needham/extension/ffa/ffa_cde.html


Know It and Grow It III: A Guide to the Identification and Use of Landscape Plants, Whitcomb. 1996


http://www.amazon.com

Floral Design CD-ROM - Stand Alone Version, Rankin, Delmar Publishing, 2002.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com


Horticulture Management & Supervision, Jackson, Delmar Publishing, 2009.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com

Ornamental Horticulture, Science, Operations, and Management. Ingels, Delmar Publishing, 2001.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com

The Floral Artist's Guide, A Reference to Cut Flowers and Foliages. Scaces, Delmar-Publishing. 2001.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com

Landscaping Plants and Trees, CD-ROM, Delmar Publishing, 1998.

http://www.agriculture.delmar.cengage.com

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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Plant and Soil Science Horticultural Plant and Soil Science