• A team will consist of 3 to 5 members from the same FFA Chapter. This event has five phases: 1) Written Test 2) Problem Solving 3) Corsage and Boutonniere practicum 4) Customer Assistance/Sales practicum 5) Plant Identification A written test in floriculture ranges anywhere from salesmanship to producing the plants. In the Problem Solving segment, contestants use math skills to find solutions to various situations in the floriculture industry. This might be the number of plants needed for a flower bed or how much fertilizer is required for a complete season. At the Corsage and Boutonniere Practicum, participants have 30 minutes to make a corsage and boutonniere that is created up to industry standards. For the Customer Assistance and Sales Practicum participants will be evaluated by their knowledge and ability in verbal communications, salesmanship, and customer relations. The contestant takes a mock phone order and must give and obtain all necessary information to make a phone sale. In the Plant Identification segment, they will have to identify 50 plant specimens in 50 minutes without touching them. This includes flowers, house plants, and other ornamentals.