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					                            2009-2010 Washington State
                     Floriculture and Nursery Landscape Dates
Advisors should be at the contest 1 hour prior to the contest to help assess contest.
Please e-mail the advisor at the school if you will be attending their contest at least one
week before.
                    dates and e-mail
                                How to Use this Manual

This manual has tabs (worksheets) for the various components of the Washington State
Nursery / Landscape CDE.

Before you print a sheet be sure that you have all the information visual on the sheet.
It was set for Arial Font, however I had to vary the sizes on a lot of the items so they
would fit on a page or in a cell. Also check the size of your borders since they may be
set differently on your computer and will throw information off of a page.

This was created on an Excel 2004, version 11.3.3, so if you are using an older edition,
you may have difficulty using this document.
On this CD we have also enclosed a copy of the manual in PDF, but had to separate out
the tests due to size.
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               Washington State Nursery Landscape Career Development Event
                                    Operations Manual
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point spread between teams normally used.

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           10 Multiple                                                                       One         6
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           10 Multiple                                                                       One         6
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and        information    informatio                         by contest                      does this   questio
Solutions  sheet          n sheet    50 points               organizers                      practicum   ns
                                      General Rules

 1 Under no circumstances will any participant be allowed to touch or handle plant
   materials or other specimens during the event except as expressly permitted in
   certain practicums.
 2 No talking to other participants.
 3 No cell phones, audio devices or electronic devices unless expressly permitted.
 4 Contestants should remain separate from other team members.
 5 No sharing of materials between team members.
 6 No programmable calculators.
 7 No study materials.
 8 Only #2 pencils to be used. Except in the Written Customer Assistance Practicum
   where black ball point pens are allowed.
 9 Offical Dress is required with an adjustment that girls will be allowed to wear black pants
   as circumstances require it. Lack of official dress will result in a 10 point deduction for
   team activity.
10 There needs to be two judges, advisors or adults in each scoring section.
                    General Rules




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          Nursery Landscape Career Development Event References

The following references are used for the Washington State Nursery
Landscape Career Development Event

Sunset Western Garden Book

Sustainable Gardening (Master Gardener Handbook)

Introductory Horticulture
                                  Suggested Equipment

Each student must supply the following individual tools:
a clean clipboard
two No. 2 pencils
a non programmable calculator (Calculators used in this event should be battery
operated, non-programmable and silent with large keys and large displays. Calculators
may have only these functions - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, equals,
percent, square root, +/- key and one memory register. No other calculators are
allowed to be used during the event.)
the student participating in the Written Customer Assistance practicum needs a ball-
point or felt-tip pen

Rulers and scales are to be provided be the hosting school.
Only plant materials listed on the State Plant Identification List should be used for
practicums, landscaping, tests or any area of the contest. Any plants named must
include both the scientific and common names.
              Suggested Equipment




Calculators
             Nursery Landscape Career Development Event Scoring

The Nursery Landscape CDE is a 4-5 contest in Washington State.
Each team consists of three to five members.
The top three scores constitute the team score.

Each team member's score consists of:
250 points Test                 50 questions at 5 points each
250 points Plant Identification 50 items at 5 points each
                                20
200 points Landscape Estimating items at 10 points each
50 points  Practicum            1 contestant - Potting or Propagating
                                1 contestant - Verbal Customer Assistance
                                1 contestant - Written Customer Assistance
                                1 contestant - Nursery Assessment and Solutions
                                1 contestant - Mechanical Assessment and Solutions
750 points TEAM MEMBER TOTAL SCORE

200 points   Team Activity     200 points per team
               Nursery Landscape Career Development Event Scoring




nd Solutions
         Nursery Landscape Career Development Event Tie Breakers

Individual or team ties will be broken by
1st Test Score
2nd Plant Identification
3rd Landscape Estimating
4th Practicum
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #17


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  101

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 102


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         103

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  104

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                105
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #18


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  201

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 202


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         203

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  204

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                205
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #19


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  301

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 302


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         303

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  304

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                305
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #20


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  401

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 402


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         403

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  404

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                405
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #21


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  501

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 502


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         503

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  504

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                505
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #22


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  601

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 602


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         603

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  604

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                605
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #23


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  701

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 702


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         703

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  704

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                705
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #24


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  801

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 802


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         803

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  804

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                805
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #25


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  901

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 902


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         903

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  904

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                905
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #26


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1001

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1002


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1003

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1004

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1005
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #27


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1101

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1102


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1103

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1104

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1105
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #28


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1201

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1202


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1203

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1204

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1205
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #29


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1301

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1302


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1303

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1304

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1305
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #30


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1401

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1402


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1403

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1404

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1405
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #31


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1501

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1502


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1503

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1504

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1505
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #32


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1601

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1602


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1603

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1604

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1605
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #33


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1701

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1702


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1703

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1704

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1705
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #34


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1801

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1802


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1803

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1804

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1805
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #35


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  1901

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 1902


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         1903

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  1904

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                1905
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #36


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2001

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2002


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2003

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2004

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2005
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #37


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2101

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2102


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2103

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2104

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2105
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #38


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2201

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2202


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2203

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2204

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2205
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #39


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2301

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2302


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2303

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2304

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2305
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #40


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2401

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2402


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2403

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2404

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2405
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #41


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2501

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2502


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2503

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2504

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2505
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #42


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2601

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2602


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2603

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2604

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2605
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #43


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2701

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2702


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2703

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2704

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2705
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #44


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2801

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2802


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2803

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2804

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2805
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #45


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  2901

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 2902


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         2903

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  2904

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                2905
                  State Nursery Landscape
                   Team Registration Card
                         Team #46


  School


Contestant Name           Practicum            Contestant Number

                       Verbal Customer
                         Assistance                  3001

                       Written Customer
                          Assistance                 3002


                   Propagation Nursery Stock         3003

                   Nursery Assessment and
                          Solutions                  3004

                    Mechanical Assessment
                        and Solutions                3005
                                      Test Guidelines

The test for the Nursery Landscape CDE is a 50 question multiple choice test. Use
of a scantron system is suggested. Each regional contest should create new
questions because the state contest utilizes the tests from Washington State CDEs
from the previous three years. These tests should be available on the WAAE/WSU
websites.

THESE TESTS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS OPERATIONS MANUAL.

It is suggested that the test should consist of questions in the following categories.
When writing the test it is suggested that there be no more than 10 questions from
any one of these categories.
ALL TEST QUESTIONS MUST HAVE THEIR REFERENCES SITED.

Plant Growth and Development - PGD
Propagation and Seed Production - PROP
Planting and Transplanting - PT
Water - W
Fertilizer and Soils - FS
Pests - Insects, Diseases, Weeds, Pest Control - PEST
Plants - P
Pruning - PR
Turf - TURF
Landscape Design - LD
Plant Names - PN
Sales - S
Tools - T

It is recommended to include as many categories as possible.

It is recommended whenever possible to use a scantron to score the test section.

TESTS FROM THE CURRENT YEAR WILL NOT BE ADDED TO THE TEST BANK
UNTIL THE SUMMER CONFERENCE FOLLOWING THAT YEAR.
                    NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                                48


1. In opposite leaf arrangement, there are _____ leaves at each node? (SG
15)                                                                            PGD
A. one
[B]two
C. three
D. four


2. The process through which leaves give off water vapor is called? (SG 24)    PGD
[A]transpiration
B. transportation
C. transmitigation
D. translocation

3. The term fruit refers to a mature _____ and other flower parts associated
with it. (SG 20)                                                               PGD
[A]ovary
B. pollen
C. petal
D. sepal

4. Lack of light increases internode length and causes spindly stems. This
situation is known as? (SG 9)                                                  PGD
A. pruning
[B]etiolation
C. fertility
D. noding

5. Carbon Dioxide is created in which of the following plant processes? (SG
24)                                                                            PGD
A. Photosynthesis
[B]Respiration
C. Transpiration
D. Absorption

6.The movement of water into the soil is called? (SG 36)                       W
A. aggregation
B. micropore
C. immobilization
[D]infiltration
                    NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                               49



7. The soil is at _____ when the capillary movement of water stops. (IH 39)   W
A. permanent wilting point
B. flood stage
C. 50% moisture
[D]field capacity

8. Most plants grow their best with a relative humidity from _____ - _____
percent. (IH 48)                                                              PGD
A. 10 - 40
B. 20 - 60
[C]40 - 80
D. 70 - 100

9. Mature lawns, on soils approximately 1 foot deep, can go as long as _____
without irrigation. (SG 272)                                                 W
A. one hour
B. one day
[C]one week
D. one month


10. The wet areas of sand, soil or sphagnum peat mixture around the outside
of a landscape pond but not directly connected to the pond are? (IH 390)    LD
[A]bogs
B. irrigation
C. xeriscaping
D. muclhing

11. There are _____ cubic feet in one cubic yard. (IH 383)                    LD
A. 3
B. 9
C. 12
[D]27

12. Which of these pines have 5 needles per cluster? (IH 307)                 P
A. Pinus sylvestris - Scotch Pine
B. Picea abies - Norway Spruce
[C]Pinus strobus - White Pine
D. Pseudotsuga menziesii - Douglas Fir
                    NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                                  50


13. A plant that contains the word nana in it‟s scientific name is most likely?
(SWGB 755)                                                                        PN
A. a banana
[B]a dwarf of the plant
C. a grandmother plant
D. not a true representative of the plant

14. The family name for maple trees and shrubs is? (SG 474)                       PN
A. Abies
B. Picea
C. Cornus
[D]Aceraceae

15. A mulch over the ground above a plant‟s roots will? (SG 2)                    LD
A. keep the root zone cool
B. keep the root zone moist longer than without it
C. anchor weed roots poorly making them easier to remove
[D]mulch does all of this


16. Soil particles are divided into texture groups based only on their? (SG 38) FS
A. color
B. chemical compositions
[C]size
D. depth

17. Rock powders are not used to? (SWGB 729)                                      FS
A. improve soil structure
[B]add nitrogen
C. add minerals that are slowly released over time
D. rock powders do all these things

18. Which of the following pH numbers represents an acid soil. (SG 57)            FS
[A]5
B. 7
C. 10
D. 14


19. Which of the following can make an acid soil more alkaline? (SG 57-58)        FS
[A]lime
B. sulfur
                     NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                          51


C. gypsum
D. both b and c

20. Which of these elements is a secondary plant food element? (SG 42)   FS
A. Potassium
B. Iron
[C]Sulfur
D. Zinc

21. A complete fertilizer contains? (SWGB 689)                           FS
A. all 12 elements that a plant needs to grow
[B]all the primary plant food elements
C. 100% active ingredients
D. none of these are correct


22. Aphids have _____ mouthparts. (SG 312)                               PEST
[A]piercing-sucking
B. chewing
C. piercing-sponging
D. siphoning


23. Onions, garlic, chives and leeks can be used to repel? (IH 190)      PEST
[A]aphids
B. root nematodes
C. butterflies
D. fleabeetles


24. Viruses are? (SG 320)                                                PEST
A. simple, one-celled plants
[B]the smallest living organisms
C. microscopic worms
D. tiny, thread-like, microscopic, living plants that lack chlorophyll


25. Which of the following is a parasitic disease? (SG 317)              PEST
A. A nutritional disorder
[B]A bacterium
C. Under watering
D. Mechanical injury
                    NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                               52




26. All insects have _____ district body regions. (SG 305)                   PEST
[A]3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6


27. Herbicides can be classified by? (IH 200)                                PEST
[A]their selectivity
B. the diseases which they prevent
C. the insects that they kill
D. both b and c

28. _____ buds lie dormant beneath the bark. (SWGB 722)                      PGD
A. Apical
B. Lateral
C. Terminal
[D]Latent

29. Blanching, the process of blocking _____ from parts of certain vegetables
to keep them paler in color or milder in flavor. (SWGB 758)                   P
A. water
[B]light
C. nutrients
D. soil

30. To cover 100 square feet of ground with 3 inches of mulch requires _____
of mulch. (SWGB 695)                                                         LD
A. ½ yard
B. 1 yard
C. ½ cubic yard
[D]1 cubic yard

31. On an engineer‟s scale, one inch could equal _____ feet. (SG 465)        LD
A. 10
B. 20
C. 8
[D]a or b
                    NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 07-08                                 53



32. The primary objective of sod transplanting is? (IH 404)                    TURF
[A]to ensure rapid rooting of the sod
B. to ensure a high cost to the customer
C. to increase the amount of time required to establish a lawn
D. to lay the pieces side by side with gaps in between for grass seed
distribution

33. Annuals are selected for landscapes because? (IH 270)                      P
A. they come back every year
B. they are all evergreen so they last throughout the year
C. their height works as windbreaks
[D]they create seasonal color

34. The area of the landscape that is in full view of those passing by or
approaching the home is? (SG 460)                                              LD
A. the family area.
B. the private area.
[C]the public area.
D. the service area.

35.When all the elements of the landscape are in correct size relationships,
you have achieved the landscaping principle of? (IH 382)                       LD
A. Balance
B. Rhythm
[C]Proportion
D. Unity

36. To shape shrubs to predetermined lines, like those used in formal
hedges, is called? (SWGB 722)                                                  PR
A. Training
B. Rejuvenation
[C]Shearing
D. Plucking


37. Which of the following is not a beneficial insect? (SWGB 705)              PEST
A. Assassin bugs
B. Predatory stink bugs
[C]Spiders
D. Tachinid flies
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38. How many pounds of actual nitrogen are in a 50 pound bag of 20-10-5?
(SWGB 689)                                                                   FS
A. 5
[B]10
C. 20
D. 50

39. The absence of phosphorus is indicated by? (IH 44)                       FS
A. a light green color.
B. thick growth.
C. early maturity.
[D]low or no flower production.

40. A cutting made from a Thuja occidentalis „Pyramidalis‟ - Pyramidal       PRO
Arborvitae would be considered? (IH 79)                                      P
A. a softwood cutting
B. a deciduous hardwood cutting
C. a semi-hardwood cutting
[D]a hardwood cutting

41. The ________ is the imaginary circle which indicates the outer edge or
farthest extension of a tree‟s branches. (IH 315)                            PT
[A]drip line
B. circumference
C. dibble line
D. diameter

42. The landscaping technique used to practice water conservation in
creative landscapes is? (IH 383)                                             LD
A. aquascaping
B. hydroponics
[C]xeriscaping
D. trench irrigation

43. The landscape architect might use CAD as a method of drawing
landscapes. CAD stands for? (IH 376)                                         LD
A. complex architectural design
[B]computer aided design
C. computer actual design
D. complex articulate design
                                                                             PRO
44. Stenting is a type of ________ used primarily on roses. (IH 109)         P
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A. separation
B. division
[C]grafting
D. budding
                                                                             PRO
45. The newly installed shoot or top of a graft union is? (IH 104)           P
A. a rootstock
B. a stock
[C]a scion
D. a cleft

46. Mallet cuttings are made by placing a 2”-4” piece of the ________        PRO
horizontally in the soil. (IH 87)                                            P
A. leaf
B. root
C. bud
[D]stem
                                                                             PRO
47. Cuttings can be taken from? (IH 78)                                      P
A. a leaf
B. a stem
C. a root
[D]all of the above

48. USDA Hardiness Zone numbers are the same as Sunset Western
Garden Book Hardiness Zone numbers. (SWGB 28)                                LD
A. True
[B]False


49. In _____, cores of soil are removed from the turf? (SWGB 529)            TURF
A. Mulching
B. Composting
[C]Aeration
D. Pleaching
E. Winter


50. The joint in a stem where a leaf starts to grow is a _____? (SWGB 556)   PGD
[A]Node
B. Crown
C. Root Ball
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D. Rosette
E. Pill Bug

51. This is a properly written binoial system scientific name? (IH 14)    PN
A. Acer Rubrum
B. acer rubrum
[C]Acer rubrum
D. acer Rubrum
E. Red Maple

52. The name of the person who developed the binomial system for naming
plants is _____? (IH 14)                                                  PN
[A]Linneaus
B. Plato
C. Socrates
D. Horuts
E. Michael C. Smith

53. An acid soil is one with a pH below _____? (SWGB 529)                 FS
A. 8
[B]7
C. 6
D. 4
E. 0


54. A _____ is simply a snail without a shell. (SWGB 574)                 PEST
A. Mite
[B]Slug
C. Mollusk
D. Scale
E. Gall

55. This is not an inorganic soil amendment? (SWGB 575)                   FS
A. Lime
B. Perlite
C. Pumice
D. Vermiculite
[E]Sawdust

56. Between 2 guard cells, you will find a plant's _____? (IH 23)         PGD
A. Epidermis
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B. Rhizome
C. Auxin
[D]Stoma
E. Roots

57. A leaf stalk is called a _____? (IH 22)                     PGD
A. Rhizome
B. Stolen
[C]Petiole
D.Node
E. Big Game Hunt

58. When a plant loses moisture, it is said to _____? (IH 23)   PGD
A. Germinate
[B]Transpire
C. Sweat
D. Be Turgid
E. Ternate Compound


59. Plant rust is type of ________? (SWGB 574)                  PEST
[A]Fungus
B. Bacteria
C. Virus
D.Nemmatode
E. Insect

60. A soil with a pH above _____ is alkaline? (SWGB 576)        FS
A. 5
B. 6
[C]7
D. 9
E. 100

61. A loam soil must contain _____ soil particles. (SWGB 576)   FS
A. Silt
B. Clay
C. Organic
[D]Both A and B
E. A, B, and C

62. This is not a stone fruit? (SGWB 578)                       P
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A. Peach
B. Plum
C. Cherry
D. Apricot
[E]Apple

63. Water and minerals travel up the plant stem through the _______? (IH
25)                                                                        PGD
A. Phloem
[B]Xylem
C. Cambium
D. Auxim
E. Alaska Viaduct

64. Plants with 1 seed leaf are called? (IH 25)                            PGD
[A]Monocots
B. Dicots
C. Gymnosperms
D. Deciduous
E. Clones

65. A carrot is an example of a _____? (IH 26)                             P
[A]Tap Root
B. Fibrous Root
C. Stolen
D. Rhizome
E. Root Hair

66. The male part of a flower is the _____? (IH 27)                        PGD
A. Pistil
B. Petal
[C]Stamen
D. Sepal
E. Receptacle

67. A tuber is an underground _____? (SWGB 580)                            PGD
A. Leaf
[B]Stem
C. Root
D. Rhizome
E. Flower
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68. A wild plant that grows out of a place is a _____? (SWGB 589)      PEST
A. Sucker
B. Pollard
[C]Weed
D. Espalier
E. Criminal

69. A water conserving landscape is called a _____? (SWGB 592)         LD
A. Mulah
B. Compost
C. Clay
D. Topiary
[E]Xeriscape

70. The female part of the flower is the ______? (IH 27)               PGD
[A]Pistil
B. Petal
C. Stamen
D. Sepal
E. Receptacle

71. Plants are easier to transplant if they have a: (IH 30)            PT
A. Tap Root System
B. Large Root System
[C]Fibrous Root System
D. The Stigma
E. Calyx

72. In flowers, the female sex cells (eggs) are called_____? (IH 27)   PGD
A. The Ovary
[B]Ovules
C. Pollen
D. The Stigma
E. The Calyx

73. The smallest soil particles are called _____? (IH 34)              FS
A. Sand
B. Silt
[C]Clay
D. Loam
E. Gravel
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74. ______% of the ideal soil is pore space? (IH 35)                      FS
A. 10
B. 25
[C]50
D. 75
E. 90

75. Field capacity is a synonym for: (IH 35)                              W
A. Moving capillary water
[B]Available capillary water
C. Unavailable capillary water
D. Loamy soil

76. The chemical formula for ammonium sulfate is _____? (IH 38)           FS
A. NaNO3
B. NH4NO3
[C](NH4)2SO4
D. C6H12O6
E. NaCL
                                                                          PRO
77. This is not normally a vegetative method of propagation: (IH 60)      P
A. Stem cutting
B. Leaf cutting
[C]Seed
D. Grafting
E. Micro propagation

78. A plant pruned in the shape of an animal is a _____? (SWGB 579)       PR
A. Espalier
[B]Topiary
C. Bonsai
D. Pollard
E. Politician


79. Which symptom of plants is caused by an iron deficiency? (SWGB 569)   FS
A. Scale
[B]Chlorosis
C. Anthracnose
D. Rust
E. Galls
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                                                                 PRO
80. The food storage tissue in a seed is in the _____? (IH 16)   P
A. Seed Coat
[B]Endosperm
C. Embryo
D. Radicle
E. Phloem

81. A corm is primarily composed of _____ tissue: (IH 90)        PGD
A. Leaf
[B]Stem
C. Root
D. Flower
E. Meristematic

82. A tuberous root is primarily composed of _____ tissue:       PGD
A. Leaf
B. Stem
[C]Root
D. Flower
E. Meristematic


83. In Horticulture, IPM stands for: (IH 147)                    PEST
A. Improved Propagation Methods
B. Increased Planting Materials
C. Independent Personal Motivation
[D]Integrated Pest Management
E. I'm Pretty Muddy!


84. _____ are used to kill unwanted plants: (IH 161)             PEST
A. Fungicides
B. Insecticides
C. Avicides
[D]Herbicides
E. Grenades


85. Insects have _____ pair of legs. (IH 170)                    PEST
A. 2
[B]3
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C. 5
D. 6
E. 98.6

86. For most insects that go through complete metamorphosis, the hardest
stage to control is ihe _____ stage. (IH 174)                              PEST
A. Egg
B. Larva
[C]Pupa
D. Adults
E. Nymph


87. This is not a form of fungus: (IH 179)                                 PEST
A. Rust
B. Mildew
C. Mold
D. Smut
[E]Thatch


88. Mites are most closely related to: (SWGB 556)                          PEST
A. Mealy Bugs
[B]Spiders
C. Ants
D. Centipedes
E. David Pitt

89. This is a micro-nutrient: (SWGB 556)                                   FS
A. Nitrogen
B. Phosphorus
C. Potassium
[D]Iron
E. Both B and C

90. The chemical symbol for potassium is: (SWGB 556)                       FS
A. P
[B]K
C. Fe
D. Zn
E. H2O
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91. A "catkin" is a specialized _____? (SWGB 534)                            PGD
A. Root
B. Stem
C. Leaf
[D]Flower
E. Cousin of a lion

92. The most optimum pH range for most plants is: (IH 43)                    FS
A. 7-11.6
B. 3.3-7
C. 4.6-12.0
[D]5.5-6.5

93. A properly functionning compost pile should: (SWGB 663)                  FS
A. remain moist
B. be turned at least once per a week
C. have an equal c:n ratio of materials
D. A & C
[E]all the above

94. Soil texture refers to the _____ of soil particles. (IH 38)              FS
A. relative colors
B. arrangement
[C]relative sizes and proportions
D. mineral composition
E. all of the above
                                                                             PRO
95. Monocot seeds are composed of the: (IH 64)                               P
A. seed coat, root system and stem
B. eye, starch and seed coat
C. root system, starch coat and seed coat
[D]seed coat, endosperm and embryonic plant

96. The term for release of moisture through the plant's leaves is (IH 40)   PGD
A. Perspiration
B. Respiration
C. Transportation
[D]Transpiration

97. How many pounds of nitrogen is in a 50 lb. bag of 10-20-20? (SWGB
669/IH 41)                                                                   FS
A. 20
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B. 10
[C]5
D. Not enough to tell

98. When considering proportion in landscape design you must consider: (IH
362)                                                                       LD
A. the relationship of plants to buildings.
B. the relationship of plants to other plants.
C. the relationship of plants to people.
[D]all of these relationships must be considered.
E. none of them.


99. Which of the following insects is considered beneficial? (SWGB 680)    PEST
A. Mealy bug
[B]Lacewings
C. Scale
D. Whitefly

100.Companion planting involves growing two or more specific types of plants
together in the hope that the combination will: (SG 441)                     PEST
A. create a new species of plant.
B. discourage growth of other plants in the area.
[C]discourage disease and insect pest.
D. release poisons that can kill other plants.


101. Which of the following correctly defines an insect? (IH 171)          PEST
A. three body parts-4 legs-wings
B. two body parts-6 legs-wings
C. three body parts-6 legs on abdomen-sometimes wings
[D]three body parts-6 legs on thorax-sometimes wings

102. An example of a broadleaf evergreen is: (SWGB 522)                    P
A. Juniperus chinensis- Juniper
B. Taxus baccata - Yew
[C]Pieris japonica - Lily of the Valley Shrub
D. Erica camea - Heath

103. A common residential lawn disease in Western Washington due to low
nitrogen soils is: (SWGB 675)                                              PEST
A. cranflies.
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[B]red thread.
C. annual blue grass.
D. fairy rings.

104. The xylem and phloem can be found: (IH 27)                                 PGD
A. in complete fertilizers.
B. in the inside of insects.
C. in organic fertilizers.
[D]in stems.

105. This principal of design refers to the relationship between different sizes
and locations of elements within a landscape. (IH 365)                           LD
A. rhythm
B. balance
C. simplicty
[D]proportion

106. How often should one water a lawn: (SWGB 675)                              W
A. once a week
B. frequent light sprinkling
C. frequent heavy soaking
[D]throughly and infrequently

107. Which of the following forms of nitrogen is the slowest acting nitrogen
source?                                                                         FS
A. ammonium nitrate
B. nitric
[C]urea
D. ammonium nitrile

108. The process of removing excess seedlings to ensure remaining
seedlings are spaced as directed on the seed packet. (SWGB 687)                 PT
A. seeding
B. sowing
[C]thinning
D. broadcasting

109. Pruning of groundcovers is necessary to: (IH 339)                          PR
A. keep the plant from becoming too tall.
[B]confine the plants to a specfic area.
C. control weeds as soon as they appear.
D. broadcasting
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110. Xeriscaping is a landscaping process which incorporates: (IH 367)           LD
A. water in the landscape
B. draining water from the root zone of the plants
[C]water conservation for the future of our environment
D. wetlands landscaping

111. To develop a bushy plant, it is important to periodically: (SWGB 703 / IH
128)                                                                           PR
A. spar the plant with nematicide
B. root prune the plant
[C]remove the terminal buds of the branches
D. remove the lateral buds of the branches


112. The correct way to treat pot-bound container plants is to: (SWGB 693)       PT
A. throw them away.
[B]cut the roots and transplant them into a larger pot.
C. do not disturb the root ball and plant immediately into the soil.
D. none of the above.


113. Which of the following groups contains only evergreen plants? (SWGB)        P
A. Forsythia (Forsythia), Syringa (Lilac), Camellia (Camellia)
B. Rhododendron (Rhododendron), Acer (Maple), Ilex (Holly)
[C]Thuja (Arborvitae), Camellia (Camellia), Taxus (Yew)
D. Malus (Apple), Prunus (Laurel), Liquidambar (Sweetgum)

114. Nitrogen, the most important plant nutrient, in nature, is made primarily
from:                                                                            FS
[A]decomposing organic material
B. rainfall
C. nitrogen fixing bacteria
D. fertilizers
115. To preserve the germination ability of most seeds, store them in a:         PRO
(SWGB 695)                                                                       P
A. warm, dry environment
[B]cool, dry environment
C. cool environment after scarification
D. warm, moist environment after statatification
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116. Which of the following is important in producing a uniform-sized, quallity
container-grown nursery crop? (SWGB 695 / IH 67-68)                             PT
A. use the same soil mix for the entire crop
B. leave a uniform water space at the top of each pot
C. tamp the soil to the same degree of firmness in all pots
[D]all the above

117. Potash is usually available to plants as: (SWGB 668)                      FS
A. K.
[B]K2O
C. K2O2
D. none of above


118. Which of the following is a common lawn mowing tip: (SWGB 675)            TURF
A. always mow new lawns when grass is first sprouting
B. always remove grass clippings
[C]never remove more that 1/3 of the leaf blade
D. all of the above

119. You should not add _____ to lower soil pH? (IH 43 / SWGB 668)             FS
A. iron
[B]lime
C. magnesium
D. all of the above

120. A complete flower consists of                                             PGD
A. sepals & petals
B. anther & filament
[C]calyx, corolla, stamens & pistils
D. stigma, style & ovary

121. Which of these is a secondary nutrient? (SWGB 669)                        FS
[A]Ca
B. Cl
C. K
D. Mn

122. Which of these is a micronutrient? (IH 40)                                FS
A. K
[B]Mn
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C. S
D. Ca

123. Which of these is a primary nutrient? (IH 40)                                FS
A. Cu
B.Cl
C. Fe
[D]K

124. Larger pots are measured by the: (IH 246)                                    PT
[A]gallon
B. ounce
C. inch
D. height

125. Which of the following include types of non-vegetative methods of plant      PRO
propagation? (IH 81)                                                              P
A. Micropropagation, budding, grafting, layering
B. Budding, grafting, division, root cuttings
[C]Leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, seeds, root cuttings
D. None of the above

126. This plant disease, caused by fungi on the soil, makes small seedlings
rot, wilt or fall over and die just before or soon after they break through the
soil. It is: (SWGB 665)                                                           PEST
A. Fireblight
[B]Damping off
C. Powdery mildew
D. Leaf spot

127. The stomata are found mainly on the: (IH 25)                                 PGD
A. root hairs
B. bark
C. stem
[D]leaves
E. flowers

128. If you water too often then: (IH 41 / SWGB 665)                              W
A. roots will lack air
B. organisms will multiply and harm roots
C. plants will not be able to absorb enough nutrients
[D]all of the above
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129. The process of converting light engery into chemical energy is known as:
(SWGB 710)                                                                    PGD
A. photorespiration
[B]photosynthesis
C. photocell
D. respiration

130. What is not a type of vine attachment? (IH 283)                            P
A. twining stems
[B]thorns
C. tendrils
D. holdfast discs

131. This pruning cut is used to maintain a shrub's desired height and width.
(SWGB 703 / IH 353)                                                             PR
A. Thinning
B. Pinching
[C]Heading Back
D. Rejuvenation


132. if a customer selects an item regulary marked $8.90, which is on special
at 10% off, and there is a 3% sales tax, the customer should be charged:      S
A. $9.17
B. $9.79
[C]$8.25
D. $8.12

133. The tiny opening(s) in the epidermis that allow water, oxygen, and
carbon dioxide to pass into and out of the plant are called:(IH 25)             PGD
A. stomata
B. stomates
C. stoma
[D]all of the above

134. The type of pesticide used to kill powdery mildew is a(an): (SWGB 666-
667)                                                                        PEST
A. Insecticide
B. Herbicide
[C]Fungicide
D. Miticide
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135. _____ are reproduced by bulb formation. (IH 92)                        P
A. Potatoes
[B]Tulips
C. Sweet Potatoes
D. Gladiolus

136. What is not a purpose of mulch in a flower bed? (IH 38 / SWGB 676)     LD
A. Aesthetics
B. Weed control
C. Conserve moisture
[D]Reduce shrub growth

137. As a general rule, lawn grasses should be mowed often enough so that
at any one mowing, no more that _____ of the plant height is removed.
(SWGB 675)                                                                  TURF
A. 3/4
B. 1/2
[C]1/3
D. 2/3


138. As we compare monocots and dicots which of the following is not true: PGD
A. Monocots have one seed leaf while dicots have two
B. Monocot flower parts are typically in multiples of three
[C]Monocots have xylem and phloem in rings inside the stem. The phloem in
the outer ring and the xylem in the inner ring.
D. Monocots typically have parallel veined venation.

139.The mesophyll of a plant is the:                                        PGD
A. Cellular water pressure
[B]A leaf's inner tissue, located between the upper and lower epidermis
C. The outermost layer of plant cells
D. Cells that make up the primary tissue of the root and stem

140. A root's outermost layer of cells is often referred to as:             PGD
A. Meristematic zone
B. Zone of maturation
C. Zone of elongation
[D]Epidermis

141. Which of the following is not a below-ground modified stem:            PGD
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[A]Stolon
B. Tuber
C. Corm
D. Rhizome

142. The picture to the side is a common margin form referred to as:    PGD
A. Entire
B. Crenate
[C]Dentate
D. Palmate

143. The picture to the side is an example of which leaf arrangement:   PGD
A. Opposite
B. Alternate
C. Whorled
[D]Rosulate

144. Which of the following is not true of photosynthesis:              PGD
[A]Uses food
B. Produces food
C. Releases oxygen
D. Uses water
E. All of the above are true

145. Temperature influences which of the following plant processes:     PGD
A. Photosynthesis
B. Respiration
C. Germination
D. Flowering
[E]All of the above

146. Which of the following does not affect soil porosity?              FS
A. Texture
B. Structure
[C]Moisture content
D. Compaction

147. The three secondary plant nutrients are:                           FS
A. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
[B]Sulfur, Calcium and Magnesium
C. Zinc, Iron and Copper
D. Sulfur, Iron and Molybdenum
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E. None of the above

148. Excess nutrients can be a problem for plants and the environment. Too
much nitrogen can lead to:                                                        FS
A. Excessive foliage production
B. Increase the risk of disease
C. Wind damage
D. Delayed flowering
[E]All the above

149. Which of the following is not true of organic nitrogen:                      FS
A. Primary source of nitrogen found in soil
[B]Makes up about 80% of the soil atmosphere
C. Found in proteins, lignin, and amino acid
D. Not available to plants
E. None of the above

150. If you purchase a 20-10-20 fertilizer the last 20 in this label represents
which element                                                                     FS
A. Nitrogen
B. Phosphorus
[C]Potassium
D. Iron

151. It is not recommended to utilize manure from swine, dogs, or cats and
other carnivores because they contain ________ which are parasitic worms
which can persist for years without dying.                                        FS
A. Salmonella
[B]Helminths
C. E. coli
D. Biominthenolla

152. The most common way to increase soil pH is to:                               FS
[A]Add ground limestone
B. Add humus
C. Add aluminum
D. Add iron sulfate

153. Soil pH is a measure of acidy or alkalinity. A pH of 4.5 is ______ times
as acidic as a pH of 5.5                                                          FS
A. One
[B]Ten
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C. Hundred
D. Thousand

154. Which of the following is not categorized as an asexual form of
propagation?                                                                   PROP
A. Grafting
[B]Spores
C. Division
D. Offsets
E. All of the above are correct

155. The endosperm of the seed is described as:                                PROP
[A]The food reserve
B. The seed coat or protective layer
C. The young juvenile plant
D. None of the above

156. The main landscape design feature that you are concerned with in order
to sell a house that the realtor says needs better curb appeal is the:      LD
A. Private area
[B]Public area
C. Utility area
D. Mom and dad's area


157. Climate influences how the house is placed on a lot, how the land is
used, and what is planted. Climate would not include which of the following:   LD
A. Sunlight
B. All forms of precipitation
C. Wind
D. Temperature
[E]All the above are climate related

158. Which of the following is not a principle of design in landscaping?       LD
A. Balance
B. Focal point
C. Simplicity
[D]Privacy

159. Just because a plant may survive in a given climatic zone does that also
mean that it is always recommended for that listing?                          LD
A. Yes
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[B]No

160. if you are utilizing a 1/8" scale for you landscape design and your north
boundary line measures 18.5 inches, the actual distance would be what in
feet?                                                                            LD
A. 128
[B]148
C. 185
D. 76

161. Which of the following is not common for a typical use area when
considering residential landscape design?                                        LD
A. Children's play area
B. Flower beds
C. Gardens
D. Public, private, and service areas
[E]All of the above are considerations

162. The three most important portions of the scientific classifications system
to gardeners will be the:                                                       PN
a. Kingdom, phylum, and division
B. Class, order, and family
[C]Family, genus, and species
D. Kingdom, genus, division

163. The term hybrid refers to:                                                  PN
A. A cultivated variety
B. The second word in a plant name
[C]A cross between two varieties or species
D. A subset of a species

164. A molluscicide is intended to kill:                                         PEST
A. Insects
[B]Slugs and snails
C. Nematodes
D. Mites
E. None of the above

165. A pre-emergent pesticide is one that:                                       PEST
[A]Is applied before crops or weeds emerge from the soil
B. Is applied before a crop is planted
C. A chemical applied to a small section of a crop area
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D. Is toxic to plants

166. The usual method of measuring pesticides is to mix:                       PEST
A. A given quantity of pesticides with a unknown quantity of water
[B]A given quantity of pesticide with a known quantity of water
C. A unknown quantity of pesticide with a unknown quantity of water
D. A unknown quantity of pesticide with a known quantity of water

167. Which of the following is not a problem that weeds are responsible for in
your yard or garden?                                                           PEST
A. Present allergy or poison hazards
B. Reduce the aesthetic quality of the landscape
C. Interfere with water drainage from roads and low lying communities
D. Flower color is often undesirable of the flowers
[E]All of the above are problems associated with weeds

168. Which of the following is a characteristic that helps weeds compete with
desirable plants?                                                             PEST
A. Good means of dispersing seeds
B. Ability to time germination to coincide with favorable conditions
C. Aggressive vegetative growth from seeds
D. Ability to survive in disturbed or bare soil
[E]All of the above are correct responses

169. In regards to insect terminology a cercus refers to a:                    PEST
A. A short blunt horn

[B]A thread-liked or sometimes forceps like tail near the tip of the abdomen
C. The third or last thoracic segment.
D. An insect that eats another insect.

170. Which of the following orders refers to the common name butterflies or
moths?                                                                         PEST
A. Orthoptera
B. Hemiptera
[C]Lepidoptera
D. Coleoptera

171. In regards to insects a pheromone refers to a:                            PEST
A. An insect that eats another insect
B. The shedding of skin during growth
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[C]Vapor or liquid emitted by an insect to induce a response from another
insect
D. The product that most likely will kill the intended order of insects that are
infesting your yard

172. The sheath is the lower portion of a leaf or the part that encircles the
stem. The term below that is not indicating a type of leaf sheath would be:        PGD
A. Closed
[B]Hairy
C. Open
D. Overlapping

173. The type of turf grass that is described as boat shaped blade tips, short
ligules and distinctive rhizomes would be:                                         TURF
A. Fescues
B. Bentgrass
[C]Bluegrass
D. Ryegrass

174. Which of the following is not a form of a leaf cutting?                       PROP
A. Whole leaf with petiole
B. Whole leaf without petiole
C. Split vein
[D]Layering

175. Which of the following grafting techniques can successfully be used on
larger limbs?                                                                      PROP
A. Budding
B. Chip budding
[C]Bark grafting
D. Whip and tongue graft


176. When selecting a garden site it is recommended that you select a level,
well drained area that receives at least _____ hours of sunlight each day.   LD
A. 4 hours
B. 6 hours
[C]8 hours
D. 12 hours

177. The photograph at the right contains a popular cultivating tool for
gardening called a:                                                                T
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A. Spade
[B]Spading fork
C. Trowel
D. Hoe
E. None of the above

178. it is recommended that soil fertility and pH be analyzed every _____ for
gardening if you are having any problems.                                       FS
A. Annually
[B]3-5 years
C. 5-10 years
D. 12 years
E. There is no such recommendation

179. In regards to pruning the term water sprout refers to a:                   PR
A. A short shoot that bears fruit
B. The uppermost portion of the scaffold limb
[C]A long shoot that grows in and undesirable location on a trunk or major
limb
D. A large limb that forms the framework of the tree

180. In pruning of young trees in the first growing season which of the
following is not recommended?                                                   PR
A. Scaffold selection to begin

B. Spread or remove limbs with crotch angles less than thirty-five degrees
[C]Head the central leader to maintain vigor and stimulate branching
D. Remove shoots developing below the lowest desired scaffold

181. The preferred method of irrigation for home orchards and many
orchardists is the:                                                             LD
A. Hand watering irrigation method
B. Center pivot irrigation method
[C]Drip irrigation method
D. Rill irrigation method

182. Training plants into three-dimensional ornamental forms, such as
animals, is called: (SWGB 750)                                                  PR
[A]Topiary
B. Espalier
C. Heading back
D. Bonsai
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183. A transplanted bare-root tree or shrub should be set into the ground:
(SWGB 692)                                                                    PT
A. 50 percent deeper than it was in the growing field
B. So that the top roots are exposed to the air
C. With the top of the roots covered 24 inches with soil
[D]At the same depth at which it was originally growing

184. Which of the following is true about lady bug beetles? They: (SWGB
680)                                                                          PEST
A. Often feed on vegetable plants
B. Sometimes sting gardeners
[C]Eat aphids
D. Are bright green and blend-in with the foliage


185. Damping-off is caused by: (SWGB 665)                                     PEST
[A]Fungi
B. Bacteria
C. Nematodes
D. Virus

186. Which of the following is a group of terms related to landscape design
principles? (IH 360)                                                          LD
A. Stratify, random, curvature
[B]Focalization, proportion, simplicity
C. Hogarth, symmetrical, curvature
D. Thresh, rounding, complexity

187. A function of stomata is to: (IH 535)                                    PGD
[A]Give off water vapor and exchange gases
B. Prevent disease
C. Photosynthesize
D. Produce pollen and reproduce


188. Fairy ring is caused by: (SWGB 675)                                      PEST
[A]Fungi
B. Grubs
C. Pollen
D. Nematodes
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189. The loss of water in the form of vapor from the surface of plant leaves is
referred to as: (IH 535)                                                        PGD
[A]Transpiration
B. Respiration
C. Oxidation
D. Condensation

190. Which signal word for pesticide labels indicates the lowest level of
toxicity? (IH 164)                                                            PEST
A. Danger
B. Warning
C. Careful
[D]Caution
                                                                              PRO
191. Callus is a term usually referring to: (IH 72)                           P
A. The tissue on the collar of a limb
[B]The first tissue to develop on a cutting just before the roots form
C. Deformed growth on plants limbs
D. A disease of plant leaves and limbs

192. When referring to the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map, one can
determine the: (SWGB 28)                                                      LD
[A]Minimum expected winter temperature for an area
B. Maximum expected temperature for an area
C. Soil characteristics for an area
D. Humidity and microclimate changes for an area


193. Leaf miners lay their eggs: (SWGB 683)                                   PEST
A. On top of leaves
[B]Inside the leaves
C. On the main stem
D. On flower buds

194. The use of plant materials and landscaping techniques to conserve soil
moisture and to reduce water usage is: (IH 361)                               LD
[A]Xeriscaping
B. Waterscaping
C. Natural landscaping
D. Bogscaping
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195. Which of the following describes plants that lose all their leaves during
winter? (IH 532)                                                                  P
A. Evergreen
[B]Deciduous
C. Coniferous
D. Herbaceous

196. Hardiness refers to: (IH 533)                                                PGD
A. The strength of the wood of a tree
[B]The ability of a plant to withstand the minimum temperature of an area
C. The hardness of the soil in which a plant is being planted
D. The ability of a plant to grow indoors

197. Hardening-off is a term used in the nursery/landscape industry to mean:
(IH 533)                                                                     PT
A. Allowing herbaceous plant to become woody
B. Acclimatizing landscape plants to warmer greenhouse conditions

C. Coating plants with a protective plastic-type spray prior to transplanting
[D]Acclimatizing plants to harsher conditions, by withholding water and
decreasing temperature

198. Some vines use _____ to support themselves as they climb. (SWGB
718)                                                                              PGD
[A]Tendrils
B. Aquatic roots
C. Monoecious
D. Tap roots

199. A normal soil profile consist of three layers, which are: (IH 34)            FS
A. Mulch, clay, and parent material
B. Topsoil, subsoil, and soil bedrock or lower subsoil
C. Topsoil, clay layer, and rock layer
[D]Topsoil, subsoil, and parent material

200. When planting B & B plants: (SWGB 694)                                       PT
A. The burlap should be completely removed from the ball
[B]The tie string should be cut from the trunk of the plant

C. The burlap should be pulled up and tied securely to the trunk for protection
D. The burlap should be allowed to dry completely before planting
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201. A method of fertilizer application is _____. (IH 405)                   FS
A. Sterilization
B. Pasteurization
[C]Side dressing
D. Leaching

202. Examples of cool season grasses include perennial ryegrass, bentgrass,
and: (SWGB 673)                                                             TURF
A. Bermudagrass
[B]Fescue
C. St. Augustine
D. Zoysia

203. Which of the following serves as a food reservoir for the developing    PRO
embryo within the monocot seed? (IH 62)                                      P
[A]Endosperm
B. Radical
C. Plumule
D. Seed coat

204. A plant that remains vegetative during its first season of growth and
flowers in the second season is a(n): (SWGB 746)                             P
[A]Biennial
B. Annual
C. Propagule
D. Perennial

205. Most landscape plants like the soil pH: (SWGB 707)                      FS
[A]Slightly acidic
B. Strongly acidic
C. Slightly alkaline
D. Strongly alkaline

206. B & B in the nursery / landscape trade means: (SWGB 692)                PT
[A]Balled and burlapped
B. Bagged in burlap
C. Bare-rooted and bagged
D. Burlapped in a bag


207. Which insect eats out trails between the leaves surfaces? (SWGB 683)    PEST
A. Thrips
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[B]Leaf miners
C. Aphids
D. Spider mites


208. A person who identifies and classifies plants is known as a(n) (IH 16)      PN
A. Taxidermist
[B]Taxonomist
C. Agronomist
D. Horticulturist

209. Phosphorus causes plants to (IH 39)                                         FS
A. Encourages plant cell division
B. Hastens maturity
C. Increases the plant's resistance to disease
[D]All of the above

210. Plants may be made to grow taller by applying the chemical (IH 49)          PGD
A. Naphthaleneacetic acid
[B]Gibberellic acid
C. Phosphon
D. Indoleacetic acid


211. A fungicide such as captan added to a rooting hormone (IH 52)               PEST
[A]Helps prevent cuttings from rotting
B. Makes the hormone last longer
C. Causes the hormones to break down chemically
D. None of the above

212. The proper amount of spray insecticide has been applied to a plant
when: (IH 174)                                                                   PEST
A. The bugs begin to die
B. The leaves are damp
[C]The liquid just begins to drip from the leaves
D. None of the above

213. A white, wooly insect that resembles a ball of cotton and usually infests
at the nodes of plants is the: (IH 223)                                          PEST
A. Mite
[B]Mealy bug
C. Aphid
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D. Whitefly

214. A new fabric pot for growing trees in the field results in: (IH 243)      PT
A. A more compact and fibrous root system
B. Easier digging of trees
C. Reduced labor costs
[D]All of the above

215. Ideal spacing of container plants for continued growth is: (IH 247)       PT
[A]Where the ends of branches almost touch the plant next to them
B. Where the containers just touch one another
C. Where branches of adjoining plants overlap by 12 inches
D. None of the above

216. Once container plants are placed in the growing bed, _____ becomes
the most important consideration. (IH 247)                                     PGD
A. Pruning
B. Fertilizing
[C]Watering
D. Insect control

217. The watering system that delivers water directly to each container by a
small tube is: (IH 248)                                                        W
A. Capillary mat
B. Impulse sprinkler
[C]Trickle system
D. None of the above

218. When landscaping with bulbs, the most striking effect is achieved by
placing them in a (IH 338)                                                     LD
A. Single row
[B]Massing
C. Four corners of a square
D. All of these

219. The pruning method in which all the terminal ends of the plant branches
at the same height are removed is called (IH 248)                            PR
A. Thinning
[B]Heading back
C. Root pruning
D. Renewal pruning
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220. New growth in pines is called (IH 351)                                 P
A. Needles
B. Branches
[C]Candles
D. None of the above

221. Ground covers are excellent xeriscape plants because (IH 364)          P
A. They come in a wide variety of colors
B. They conserve moisture
C. They come in a variety of textures
[D]All of the above

222. For easiest and safest mowing, the grade or slope of the lawn should
not exceed (IH 370)                                                         TURF
A. 5 percent
B. 70 percent
C. 25 percent
[D]15 percent


223. Stolonizing is: (IH 375)                                               TURF
[A]Spreading shredded stolons of grass to establish a lawn
B. Rolling a seedbed to make it firm
C. Removing stolons from grass to thicken the lawn
D. All of the above

224. What form of nitrogen in fertilizer is released slowly? (IH 380)       FS
[A]Organic
B. Inorganic
C. Chemical
D. Soluble
                                                                            PRO
225. The viability of the seeds refers to the (SWGB 695)                    P
[A]Ability of the seeds to germinate
B. Process by which the embryo resumes growth
C. Grouping of closely related plants of common origin
D. Number of weed seeds and inert matter in the packet

226. The term, _____, refers to seed development caused by pollen from the PRO
same flower or from different flowers on the same plant. (SWGB 60)         P
A. Cross-pollination
B. Self-compatibility
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[C]Self-pollination
D. Hybridization

227. Scientific names of plants are expressed in (IH 14)                       PN
A. English
[B]Latin
C. French
D. German

228. If the numbers 10-6-4 in a fertilizer formula stand for the percentages of
certain nutrients, the number 6 represents (IH 38)                              FS
A. Magnesium
B. Potassium
C. Calcium
[D]Phosphorus

229. Lawns are usually planted to grass, which requires a high nitrogen
fertilizer. Select the best lawn fertilizer from those listed below. (IH 38)   FS
A. 5-10-5
B. 0-10-15
[C]12-6-4
D. 5-15-5
                     NURSERY LANDSCAPE QUESTIONS 08-09

1. Removing dead flowers and seedpods from annuals is called beheading.
(SWGB 659)                                                                     PR
A. True
[B]False

2. When selecting bulbs, it is important that they: (SWGB 659)                 PT
A. are plump, firm bulbs
B. are firm and heavy for their size
[C]are plump, firm and heavy
D. none of these

3. Plants can be endangered, just like animals. (SWGB 659)                     P
[A]True
B. False

4. Mixing a complete fertilizer into the soil before planting will generally
supply annuals with nutrients for the full growing season. (SWGB 659)          FS
A. True
[B]False

5. For bulbs, it is important that they get a fertilizer high in: (SWGB 660)   FS
A. Nitrogen and Phosphorus
[B]Phosphorus and Potassium
C. Potassium and Nitrogen

6. Green matter is high in carbon. (SWGB 661)                                  P
A. True
[B]False

7. Sometimes chlorosis, sunburn or sunscald can be mistaken for diseases.
(SWGB 664)                                                                     PEST
[A]True
B. False


8. Single celled organisms that multiply by dividing are called: (SWGB 664)    PEST
A. Fungi
[B]Bacteria
C. Viruses

9. Typically you will see sunken, gray or tan to dark brown spots on leaves,
stems, fruit or twigs. What is this disease? (SWGB 665)                        PEST


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A. Fireblight
[B]Anthracnose
C. Rust

10. Mobile spores that can swim short distances through the water in the soil
are called: (SWGB 666)                                                        PEST
A. Root Rots
[B]Fungi
C. Rust

11. The appearance of this disease is powdery pustules on leaf undersides
and the color is usually yellow to brown or purple to another color. Name the
disease. (SWGB 666)                                                           PEST
A. Texas Root Rot
[B]Rust
C. Sooty Mold

12. What does a complete fertilizer consist of? (SWGB 668)                  FS
[A]Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
B. Nitrate, Phosphate and Potassium Iodide
C. Nitric Acid, Phosphoric Acid and Potassium Sulfate

13. How long do controlled release fertilizers work? (SWGB 668)             FS
A. 1-6 months
[B]3-9 months
C. 9-12 months

14. What kind of fertilizer mix helps keep lawns green? (SWGB 669)          FS
A. High Potassium
[B]High Nitrogen
C. High Phosphorus

15. Which of the following is not a macronutrient? (SWGB 669)               FS
A. Nitrogen
B. Potassium
[C]Sulfur
D. All of these are macronutrients

16. For a fire resistant landscape, what is the recommended minimum width
of a green belt? (SWGB 670)                                               LD
A. 20 feet
[B]30 feet


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C. 40 feet


17. In cold climates where the soil freezes hard and temperatures drop
below _____, roses will not survive outdoors without protection. (SWGB 671) PT
[A]0oF/-18oC
B. 32oF/0oC
C. 10oF/-12.3oC
D. 40oF/4.4oC

18. For planting herbs, choose a spot that gets _____ hours of full sun each
day. (SWGB 672)                                                              PGD
A. 3-6
[B]6-8
C. 8-10

19. The larvae of several kinds of moths that attack all turf grasses are
called: (SWGB 675)                                                          PEST
A. Chinch Bugs
B. Fairy Rings
C. White Grubs
[D]Sod Webworms


20. What causes fairy rings in grass? (SWGB 675)                            PEST
[A]Fungal disease
B. Chinch Bugs
C. Sod webworms

21. The kind of bug that has three pairs of legs and curl into a C shape when
exposed are: (SWGB 675)                                                       PEST
[A]Chinch bugs
B. Sod worms
C. White grubs


22. In lawn care, what is one thing that is NOT necessary? (SWGB 675)       TURF
A. Consistent watering
B. Consistent fertilizing
C. Regular mowing
[D]Seeding


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23. How thick should your layers be when you apply organic mulch? (SWGB
676)                                                                    LD
A. 1-3 inches
[B]2-4 inches
C. 3-5 inches

24. When laying landscaping fabrics, you should put a _____ inch layer of
organic mulch on top. (SWGB 676)                                            LD
A. 1-2
[B]2-3
C. 3-4


25. To cover an area of ground with mulch 250 square feet in total area and
2 inches deep, how many cubic yards of mulch must you have? (SWGB 676) LD
A. 2/3
[B]1 2/3
C. 3 1/2
D. 6 2/3

26. A healthy garden is home to bugs such as Leaf Miner and other
beneficial creatures. (SWGB 677)                                            PEST
A. True
[B]False

27. Relying on other living organisms to deal with garden pests, you are
using: (SWGB 679)                                                           PEST
A. Physical controls
B. Chemical controls
[C]Biological controls


28. Choose the bug that is not beneficial to a garden. (SWGB 680)           PEST
A. Minute pirate bug
B. Parasitic wasps
C. Lacewings
[D]Cucumber Beetles

29. The kind of bugs that feed at night and on overcast days and sleep
during the daylight hours are called: (SWGB 681)                            PEST
[A]Cutworms


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B. Cucumber beetles
C. Aphids

30. The primary part of the plant that photosynthesizes in most plants is the:
(SWGB 688)                                                                     PGD
A. Roots
B. Stems
[C]Leaves
D. Pholoem

31. A plant that is bleached-out, yellowish or has brown foliage, pale,
sunken, often wrinkled areas on fruits; and bark that turns dark brown, splits
and dies may: (SWGB 689)                                                       PEST
[A]be sunburned
B. have chlorosis
C. have been over watered
D. be too acidic or alkaline

32. When planting bare-root shrubs and trees, it's important to let them soak
a minimum of: (SWGB 692)                                                      PT
A. 2 hours
B. 3 hours
[C]4 hours
D. 5 hours

33. When planting trees and shrubs, you should make a hole at least _____
as wide as the roots of the plant. (SWGB 692)                             PT
[A]twice
B. three times
C. four times

34. When pruning, a shearing cut does not: (SWGB 703)                         PR
A. produce clusters of shoots from buds below the cuts.

B. produce an outer layer of dense, twiggy growth from buds below the cuts.
[C]cut open a plant and causes the least amount of regrowth.

35. When is the best time to purne? (SWGB 704)                                PR
[A]Late winter
B. Early spring
C. Fall



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36. The smallest soil particles are: (SWGB 706)                                  FS
A. Silt
[B]Clay
C. Sand

37. Alkaline soils are found: (SWGB 708)                                         FS
[A]In many regions of the West where rainfall is light
B. Near the seashore and in arid regions
C. In regions where rainfall is heavy and if often associated with sandy soils
and those high in organic matter

38. What do soil polymers do? (SWGB 709)                                         FS
A. Add nutrients
[B]Increase water retention
C. Balance the pH levels in soils

39. The best thing you can do when growing vegetables is: (SWGB 714)             PT
A. Put them in a shady place
B. Put them in a breezy space
[C]Put them in a sunny spot

40. For the best harvest, you should not keep your vegetables growing
steadily throughout the season. (SWGB 714)                                       PT
A. True
[B]False

41. It is best to water plants by hand when you want to direct water to certain
parts of the plant. (SWGB 722)                                                  W
[A]True
B. False

42. This type of grass produces an extensive network of long, slender,
branching, yellowish white rhizomes that can spread laterally 3 to 5 feet.
(SWGB 730)                                                                       TURF
[A]Quack Grass
B. Kikuyu Grass
C. Bermuda Grass

43. Soil is the source of _____ of the 16 elements essential for plant growth.
(CNM S-3)                                                                      FS
A. 0
B. 3


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C. 7
[D]13
E. 16

44. Phosphorus is available to plants in the form of: (CNM I-2)   FS
A. PO2.
[B]P2O5.
C. K20.
D. P2.
E. K.

45. Which of the following refer(s) to limestone. (IH 37)         FS
A. It is known as calcium carbonate.
B. It is also written as CaCO3.
C. It raises pH.
D. Two of the above are correct.
[E]All of the above are correct.

46. Indifferent plants: (IH 42)                                   P
A. don't care about growing.
B. can grow in alkaline or acid soils.
[C]do not depend on certain periods of light or dark to flower.
D. don't need light to grow.
E. do not get diseases.


47. Rooting of sod is also called: (CNM S-3)                      TURF
A. transplanting.
B. turfiliation.
[C]knitting.
D. crocheting.
E. apical dominance.

48. Gibberellic acid is a(an): (IH 49)                            PGD
[A]stimulant.
B. retardant.
C. rooting hormone.
D. pesticide.
E. avicide.




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49. As a general rule of thumb, a landscape should equal in value at least
_____% of the value of the construction project. (CNM T-1)                   LD
A. 3
B. 5
[C]10
D. 20
E. 50

50. Landscaping to practice water conservation is known as: (IH 361)         LD
A. rock gardening
B. water gardening
[C]xeriscaping
D. container gardening
E. irrigation

51. The stem of a bramble fruit is called a(an): (IH 483)                    PGD
A. adventitious root.
B. column.
[C]cane.
D. cone.
E. stolon.


52. Strawberries propagate by: (IH 462)                                      PROP
A. cuttings.
B. grafting.
C. budding.
[D]runners.
E. rhizomes.

53. A fertilizer with a high content of ______ is recommended for
establishing new lawns. (IH 370)                                             FS
A. Nitrogen
[B]Phosphorus
C. Potassium
D. Selenium
E. Molybdenum

54. The layer of dead stems, leaves, and roots of grass which builds up on
the soil surface and under the green leaf area of grass is: (IH 384)         TURF
[A]thatch.
B. thiazime.


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C. rhizome.
D. moss.
E. compost.

55. The binomial system for naming plants uses: (IH 14)                     PN
A. one name.
[B]two names.
C. three names.
D. four names.
E. five names.

56. Cultivar is the abbreviation for: (IH 14)                               PN
A. culture various.
B. cult vulgar.
C. cultivated agar.
[D]cultivated variety.
E. none of the above.


57. The International Code of Botanical Nomenclature is the set of rules for: PN
A. terrariums.
B. plant physiology.
C. seed propagation.
D. landscaping.
[E]naming plants.

58. The leaf shape of the Douglas Fir is: (IH 22)                           P
A. lanceolate.
B. linear.
[C]needle.
D. spatulate.
E. cordate.

59. The cells which open and close the stomata are called: (IH 23)          PGD
[A]guard cells.
B. spongy tissue.
C. balloon cells.
D. palisade tissue.
E. epidermis cells.

60. The amount a stem grows in a year can be identified by the distance
from one _____ to the next. (IH 24)                                         PGD


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A. axillary bud
B. leaf scar
C. lenticel
D. node
[E]bud scale scar

61. In herbaceous dicotyledons, the vascular tissue is arranged _____.
(CNM E-3)                                                                        PGD
A. in rings
[B]in bundles
C. alphabetically
D. numerically
E. none of the above

62. Which of the following is (are) produced, from the photosynthesis
process? (IH 24)                                                                 PGD
A. Carbon Dioxide
B. Oxygen
C. Glucose
D. A and C
[E]B and C

63. Which of the following is lacking in a male flower? (IH 27)                  PGD
A. Calyx
B. Corolla
[C]Pistil
D. Stamen
E. A male flower has all of these parts

64. A fruit is the mature _____ and the other flower parts associated with it.
(CNM E-6)                                                                        PGD
[A]ovary
B. stigma
C. style
D. pollen
E. petal


65. Micropropagation is another term for:                                        PROP
A. cuttings.
B. grafting.
C. budding.


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[D]tissue culture.
E. division.

66. The water left after capillary movement stops is called: (IH 35)      W
A. free moving capillary water.
[B]field capacity.
C. unavailable capillary water.
D. flooding.
E. gravitational water.

67. A neutral pH has a value of _____. (IH 40)                            FS
A. 0
B. 3
[C]7
D. 11
E. 14

68. The production of a chemical compound by one plant that slows down or
stops the growth of another plant. (IH 54)                                PGD
[A]Allelopathy
B. Oxidation
C. Chemical Retardants
D. Rooting Hormones
E. Apical Dominance

69. This process is used when a seed coat is hard and must be scratched
before the seed is able to germinate. (IH 61)                             PROP
A. Propagation
B. Grafting
[C]Scarification
D. Indirect Seeding
E. Transplanting

70. A good average soil is _____% organic matter. (IH 63)                 FS
A. 100
B. 50
C. 45
D. 25
[E]5


71. Mallet cuttings use a piece of: (IH 81)                               PROP


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[A]2 year old wood.
B. heart wood.
C. tap root.
D. adventitious root.
E. flower.

72. Which of the following narrow leaf evergreens is NOT commonly
propagated by hardwood cuttings. (IH 85)                                     PROP
A. Chamaecyparis
B. Hemlock
C. Juniper
[D]Fir
E. Yew


73. Corms are reproduced by the development of _____. (IH 92)                PROP
A. cormets
[B]cormels
C. cormelles
D. cormagations
E. eyes


74. The top section of a graft is called the: (IH 97)                        PROP
A. stock.
B. rootstock.
C. side veneer.
[D]scion.
E. rootscion.


75. Which of the following processes is most similar to grafting? (IH 106)   PROP
A. Separation
B. Division
[C]Budding
D. Mirco Propagation
E. Cuttings

76. _____ is a method of asexual propagation in which roots are formed on
a stem or root while it is still attached to the parent plant. (IH 114)      PROP
A. Budding
B. Grafting


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C. Separation
D. Division
[E]Layering


77. IPM stands for: (IH 147)                                                  PEST
A. Internal Pesticide Application.
B. Integral Pest Management.
C. International Pesticide Association.
[D]Integrated Pest Management.
E. Improved Pest Management.

78. Endophytes are _____ that live on other plants without harming them.
(IH 152)                                                                      PEST
A. fungi
B. bacteria
C. viruses
[D]A and B
E. B and C

79. Determining the capabilities of a landscape site requires a: (IH 356)     LD
A. client survey.
[B]site analysis.
C. landscape design.
D. model.
E. xeriscape.


80. Slugs are controlled with: (IH 183)                                       PEST
A. Rodenticides.
B. Nematocides.
C. Avicides.
D. Piscicides.
[E]Molluscicides.


81. A chemical which kills all plants to which it is applied is a: (IH 187)   PEST
[A]non selective herbicide.
B. selective herbicide.
C. fungicide.
D. non selective weedicide.
E. selective weedicide.


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82. The measure of how poisonous a pesticide is after a single exposure is
it's: (IH 162)                                                               PEST
A. independent toxicity.
B. cronic toxicity.
C. phototoxicity.
[D]acute toxicity.
E. inhalation toxicity.


83. A plant growing where it is not desired is a: (CNM K-1)                  PEST
[A]weed.
B. herb.
C. twig.
D. weevil.
E. disease.

84. Which of the following pruning techniques is used to reinvigorate shrubs.
(CNM M-4)                                                                     PR
A. Training
[B]Rejuvenation
C. Shearing
D. Topiary
E. Tipping

85. The narrow location outside of the branch bark ridge is called the _____.
This is where pruning cuts should be made.                                    PR
A. internode
B. node
C. axil
[D]collar
E. arm

86. Which of the following can grow in seasonally saturated or seasonally
flooded areas? (CNM N-2)                                                     P
A. Kinnikinnick
B. Douglas Fir
C. Oregon Grape
D. Salal
[E]Snowberry




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87. Which of the following is an example of a non-parasitic disease? (CNM J-
5)                                                                           PEST
A. Bacteria
B. Fungi
[C]Overwatering
D. Nematodes
E. Viruses

88. Which of the following is NOT a stage in simple metamorphosis of an
insect?                                                                     PEST
A. Adult
B. Egg
C. Nymph
[D]Pupa
E. All of these are stages of simple metamorphosis


89. Aphids have _____ mouthparts. (CNM J-3)                                 PEST
A. chewing
[B]piercing sucking
C. piercing sponging
D. siphoning
E. rasping sucking

90. In a 50 pound bag of 10-10-5 fertilizer, you have _____ pounds of actual
potassium. (CNM I-3)                                                         FS
A. 50
B. 10
[C]5
D. 2.5
E. 0

91. A complete fertilizer contains: (CNM I-2)                               FS
[A]N, P, K
B. All nutrients
C. Ca, S, Mg
D. Fe, Cl, B, Mn, Cu, Zn, Mo
E. C, H, O

92. A plant with "canadensis " in it's scientific name is: (CNM F-2)        PN
A. the Common Garden Canna.
B. white.


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C. shining.
[D]from Canada.
E. named after a presidential candidate.

93. Sustainable gardening is a straight forward concept that requires only
slightly more planning than conventional gardening. A sustainable garden is
one that thrives with minimal inputs of:                                    LD
A. Labor
B. Water
C. Fertilizer
D. Pesticides
[E]All of the above

94. As we try to differentiate monocots from dicots the item listed below that
only refers to dicots would be:                                                PGD
A. One seed leaf
B. Typically parallel veined venation
[C]Flower parts in groups of four or five
D. Xylem and phloem are paired in bundles

95. By definition an annual plant is one that:                                  P
A. Completes its life cycle in two years
[B]Completes its life cycle in one year
C. Completes its life cycle in three to many years
D. None of the above are correct

96. A unique quality of plants is that they are referred to as _____ because
they retain all of their DNA information necessary to develop into a new
plant.                                                                          PROP
A. Clones
[B]Totipotent
C. Antipotent
D. Asexual

97. In the structure of a root the meristematic zone is typically:              PGD
[A]The tip and manufactures new cells; it is the area of cell division and
growth
B. The area where the root increases in size

C. Differentiate into specific tissues such as epidermis, cortex and vascular
D. Are the vascular tissue



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98. An example of a tunicate bulb would be:                                    PGD
[A]Onion
B. Dahlia
C. Gladiolus
D. Potato

99. The edge of the leaf is typically referred to as the:                      PGD
A. Midrib
B. Blade
C. Petiole
[D]Margin

100. Typically with plants when we discuss parallel veined, pinnate, or net-
veined we would be referring to:                                               PGD
A. Binomial classification
B. trinomial classification
C. Ventral pattern
[D]vascular tissue patterns within the plant

101. The stamen refers to the:                                                 PGD
A. Female parts of a flower
[B]Male parts of a flower
C. All petals of the flower
D. All flower parts both male and female

102. pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity. Most plants prefer a pH
between _____.                                                                 FS
A. 2.0 to 6.8
[B]5.0 to 7.0
C. 4.5 to 9.0
D. 7.0 to 14

103. A neutral soil pH would be a numerical value of:                          FS
A. 3
B. 5
[C]7
D. 9

104. Which of the following includes the three secondary nutrients?            FS
A. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
[B]Sulfur, Calcium, Magnesium
C. Zinc, Iron, Copper


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D. Boron, Chlorine, Molybdenum

105. If a fertilizer has the label of 20-10-20 that you are diluting in your
greenhouse water system, and the bag comes in 20 lb. units, how many
pounds of potassium are there in a half of a bag?                                 FS
A. 4
[B]2
C. 1
D. 0

106. As we consider climate as it relates to the principles of landscape
design we would be referring to:                                                  LD
A. wind
B. temperature
C. sunlight
D. all forms of precipitation
[E]all of the above

107. Which of the following factors is NOT a factor for reducing landscape
maintenance?                                                                      LD
A. Reducing size of the lawn
B. Use of native plant materials
C. Use of gravel or pavers in high traffic areas
[D]Limiting the use of groundcovers and mulch

108. The principles of landscape design would not include:                        LD
A. Balance
[B]Color
C. Focal point
D. Simplicity

109. If a landscape design is drawn in 1/4" scale, then to interpret all fo the
data we may want to utilize a _____ scale.                                        LD
[A]architects
B. engineers
C. metric
D. old English

110 . The three most common use areas in a landscape would be the utility,
public and _____ areas.                                                    LD
A. walking
B. planting


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C. specimen
[D]private

111. The plant identification system that we use to discuss plants
commercially is referred to as the:                                     PN
[A]Binomial system
B. Living classification system
C. Monomial system
D. Biological classification systems of animals

112. A hybrid is a:                                                     P
A. a naturally occurring characteristic different from other plants
[B]cross between two varieties or species
C. cultivated variety specifically
D. tool for classification


113. Which of the following is not a type of pesticide?                 PEST
A. Fungicide
B. Bactericide
C. Insecticide
D. Molluscicide
[E]All of the above are types of pesticides


114. A herbicide is intended to control and kill what type of pest?     PEST
A. Rodents
[B]Weeds and other plants
C. Mites
D. Insects


115. The term phytotoxic refers to:                                     PEST
A. toxic to humans
[B]toxic to plants
C. toxic to insects
D. toxic to rodents

116. Which of the following are problems that weeds can cause in your
garden?                                                                 PEST
A. Competition
B. Obstruction lines of sight


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C. Fire hazard
D. Allergy or poison hazard
[E]All of the above

117. The weed below that falls into the category of a broadleaf biennial
would be:                                                                    PEST
A. Russian thistle
[B]Bull thistle
C. Leafy spurge
D. Scotch broom


118. The order of the typical aphid would be:                                PEST
A. Diptera
[B]Homoptera
C. Isoptera
D. Thysanura

119. When referring to insects metamorphosis, we are really discussing
_____.                                                                       PEST
A. mouthparts
B. body regions
[C]stages of development
D. wings

120. Which of the following is not one of the major regions of an insects
body?                                                                        PEST
A. Head
B. Abdomen
[C]Antenna and wings
D. Thorax

121. If the grass plant exhibits boat shaped blade tips and short ligules,
which type of grass would we be looking at?                                  TURF
[A]Ryegrass
B. Bentgrass
[C]Bluegrass
D. Fine Fescues


122. Which of the following is not a benefit of aeration to lawns?           TURF
[A]Stops root growth to reduce mowing


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B. Reduces compaction
C. Increases soil oxygen and water penetration
D. Reduces thatch

123. Adult craneflies emerge from the soil in what time of year most
commonly?                                                                       PEST
A. February-March
B. June-July
[C]August-September
D. October-December

124. If my new lawn is using a fertilizer marked 12-24-16, what percentage
of nitrogen is actually in the product?                                         FS
[A]12
B. 24
C. 16
D. 52


125. Plants that have root ball with soil enclosed in burlap are referred to as: PT
A. Bare-root
[B]Balled and burlap
C. Container
D. Field potted

126. Some possible indicators of a plant need for fertilizer would NOT
include:                                                                        FS
A. Dead twigs and branch tips
B. Light green or yellow leaves
[C]Leaves that are larger than normal
D. Short annual shoot growth

127. The following symptoms describe which plant problem; marginal to
interveinal chlorosis or necrosis, rootlets brown instead of white. In
containers white residue on edges.                                              PEST
A. Drought
B. Flooding
[C]Salt damage
D. High pH

128. Which of the following is NOT a short season vegetable?                    P
A. Lettuce


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B. Spinach
[C]Potato
D. Radish

129. Gibberellic acid is a:                                                      PGD
[A]Stimulant
B. Retardant
C. Rooting hormone
D. Pesticide
E. All of the above

130. The normal rule of fertilizing trees greater than 6 inches in diameter is
to provide about 1/2 pound per inch of trunk diameter. If you have 36 trees
that were all planted at the same time and their trunk diameter is 8" each,
how much fertilizer would be needed to apply to these trees?                     FS
A. 4 lbs.
B. 36 lbs.
[C]144 lbs.
D. 288 lbs.

131. Although there is some controversy about the best time to fertilize
woody plants, research indicates the most effective time for deciduous plants
is:                                                                           FS
A. Fall
[B]Spring
C. Summer
D. Winter


132. Aphids have _____ mouthparts.                                               PEST
A. chewing
[B]piercing-sucking
C. piercing-sponging
D. siphoning
E. rasping-sucking

133. The average good soil is _____% organic matter                              FS
A. 100
B. 50
C. 45
D. 25
[E]5


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134. The layer of dead stems, leaves and roots of grass which builds up on
the soil surface and under the green leaf of the grass plant is:             TURF
A. rhizome
[B]thatch
C. thiazine
D. moss
E. compost

135. Which of the following is missing in the female flower?                 PGD
A. ovary
B. stigma
[C]anther
D. style




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1. Plants with 1 seed leaf are called?
[A]Monocots                                                                    PGD
B. Dicots
C. Gymnosperms
D. Deciduous
E. Clones

2. A carrot is an exampleof a ___________?                                     P
[A]Tap Root
B. Fibrous Root
C. Stolen
D. Rhizome
E. Root Hairs

3. Plants are easier to transplant if they have a:                             PT
[A]Fibrous Root System
B. Stigma
C. Tap Root System
D. Large Root System
E. Calyx

4. In flowers,the female sex cells (eggs) are called____?                      PGD
A. The Ovary
B. Pollen
C. The Stigma
D. The Calyx
[E]Ovules

5. A complete flower consists of                                               PGD
A. Sepals & Petals
B. Stamen & Pistils
[C]Calyx, Corolla, Stamens & Pistils
D. Stigma, Style & Ovary

6. A function of a stomata is to :                                             PGD
[A]Give off water vapor and exchange gases
B. Prevent disease
C. Photosynthesize
D. Produce pollen and reproduce

7. A plant that remains vegetative during its first season of growth and flowers
in the second season is a(n):                                                    PGD


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[A]Biennial
B. Annual
C. Propagule
D. Perennial

8. Temperature influences which of the following plant processes:          PGD
A. Photosynthesize
B. Respiration
C. Germination
D. Flowering
[E]All of the above

9. Which of the following does not affect soil porosity?                   FS
A. Texture
B. Structure
[C]Moisture Content
D. Compaction

10. The three secondary plant nutrients are:                               FS
A. Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
[B]Sulfur, Calcium and Magnesium
C. Zinc, Iron and Copper
D. Sulfur, Iron and Molybdenum
E. None of the above

11. You should not add _____ to lower soil pH?                             FS
A. Iron
[B]Lime
C. Magnesium
D. All of the above

12. Which of the following is not true of organic nitrogen?                FS
A. Primary source of nitrogen found in soil
[B]Makes up about 80% of the soil atmosphere
C. Found in proteins, liignin, and amino acid
D. Not available to plants
E. None of the above

13. Which of the following serves as a food reservoir for the developing
embryo within the monocot seed?                                            PGD
[A]Endosperm
B. Radical


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C. Plumule
D. Seed Coat

14. Excess nutrients can be a problem for plants and the environment. Too
much nitrogen can lead to:                                                     FS
A. Excessive foliage production
B. Increase the risk of disease
C. Wind damage
D. Delayed flowering
[E]All of the above

15. For easiest and safest mowing, the grade or slope of the lawn should not
exceed                                                                       TURF
A. 5 percent
B. 70 percent
C. 25 percent
[D]15 percent

16. Ground covers are excellent xeriscape plants because                       LD
A. They come in a wide variety of colors
B. They conserve moisture
C. They come in a variety of textures
[D]All of the above

17. Which of the following is a group of terms related to landscape design
principles?                                                                    LD
A. Stratify, random, curvature
[B]Focalization, proportion, simplicity
C. Hogarth, metrical, curvature
D. Thresh, rounding, complexity
E. All of the above

18. Which of the following is important in producing a uniform size and quality
container grown nursery crop?                                                   PT
A. Use the same soil mix for the entire crop
B. Leave a uniform water space at the top of each pot
C. Tamp the soil to the same degree of firmness in each pot
[D]All of the above
E. None of the above

19. Which of the following is a common lawn mowing tip:
                                                                               TURF


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A. Always mow new lawns when grass is first sprouted
B. Always remove grass clippings
[C]Never remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade
D. All of the above

20. Average soil is ______% organic material                                  FS
A. 100%
B. 50%
C. 25%
[D]5%

21. New growth in pines is called                                             P
A. Needles
B. Branches
[C]Candles
D. None of the above

22. Once container plants are placed in the growing bed,_______ becomes
the most important consideration.                                             PT
A. Pruning
B. Fertillizing
[C]Watering
D. Insect control

23. It is recommended that soil fertility and pH be analyzed every ____ for
gardening if you are having any problems.                                     FS
A. Annually
[B]3-5 years
C. 5-10 years
D. 12 years
E. There is no such recommendation

24. In regards to pruning the term water sprout refers to a:                   PR
A. Short shoot that bears fruit
B. The uppermost portion of the scaffold limb
[C]A long shoot that grows in an undesirable location on a trunk or major limb

D. A large limb that forms the framework of the tree

25. Which of the following is not a form of a leaf cutting?                   PRO
                                                                              P
A. Whole leaf with petiole


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B. Whole leaf without petiole
C. Split vein
[D]Layering

26. A pre-emergent pesticide is one that:
                                                                                 PEST
[A]Is applied before crops or weeds emerge from the soil
B. Is applied before a crop is planted
C. A chemical applied to a small section of a crop area
D. Is toxic to plants

27. The three most important portions of the scientific classifications system
to gardeners will be the :                                                       PN
A. Kingdom, phylum and division
B. Class, order, and family
[C]Family, genus and species
D. Kingdom, genus and division

28. The term hybrid refers to :                                                  PGD
A. A cultivated variety
B. The second word in a plant name
[C]A cross between two varieties or species
D. A subset of a species

29. A molluscicide is intended to kill
                                                                                 PEST
A. Insects
[B]Slugs and snails
C. Nematodes
D. Mites
E. None of the above

30. Just because a plant may survive in a given climatic zone does that also
mean that it is always recommended for that listing?                             LD
[A]True
B. False

31. Which of the following is not true of photosynthesis:                        PGD
[A]Uses food
B. Produces food
C. Release oxygen
D. Uses water


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E. All of the above are true

32. Which of the following is true about lady bird beetles?
                                                                              PEST
A. They blend into their environment and are hard to see
B. They are known to be a stinging insect
C. They feed on mealy bugs
[D]They feed on aphids

33. Which of the following is a group of terms related to landscape design
principles?                                                                   LD
A. Thresh, rounding and complexity
B. Hogarth, symmetrical, curvature
C. Stratify, random, texture
[D]Focalization, proporation, simplicity

34. Some vines used _____________ to support themselves as the climb
                                                                              PGD
A. arial roots
[B]tendrils
C. sucker roots
D. stolons
E. rhizomes

35. A normal soil profile consists of three layers, which are:                FS
[A]Topsoil, subsoil, and parent material
B. Organic matter, topsoil, parent material
C. Topsoil, subsoil, lower subsoil
D. Sand, silt, clay

36. A person who identifies and classifies plants is known as a(n)            PN
A. Taxidermist
[B]Taxonamist
C. Agronomist
D. Horticulturist
E. Biologist

37. A white wooly insect that resembles a ball of cotton and usually infests at
the nodes of plants is the                                                      PEST
[A]Mealy bug
B. Whitefly
C. Spider mite


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D. Aphid
E. Wooly caterpillar cacoon

38. Just because a plant may survive in a given climatic zone, does that also
mean that it is always recommended for that zone?                             LD
[A]True
B. False

39. The endorsperm of the seed is described as                                   PGD
[A]A food reserve
B. The seed coat or protective layer
C. The young juvenile plant

40. Temperature influences which of the followiing plant processes               PGD
A. Respiration
B. Flowering
C. Germination
D. Photosynthesis
[E]All of the above

41. Climate influences how the house is placed on a lot, how the land is used,
and what is planted. Climate would not include which of the following:
                                                                                 LD
A. Temperature
B. All forms of precipitation
C. Wind
D. Sunlight
[E]All of the above

42. Which of the following is not a below-ground stem:                           PGD
[A]Stolon
B. Tuber
C. Corm
D. Rhizome

43. To develop a bushy plant, it is important to periodically:                   PT
A. Root prune the plant
[B]Remove the terminal buds of the branches
C. Soak the plant with nematicide
D. Remove the lateral buds of the branches

44. The correct way to treat pot-bound container plants is to :                  PT


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A. Throw them away
[B]Cut the roots and transplant them into a larger pot
C. Do not disturb the root ball and plant immediately into the soil
D. Plant in fresh new soil

45. Which of the following is a characteristic of a weed?
                                                                           PEST
A. They cause allergies and discomforts
B. They compete with desirable plants for light, nutrients and water
C. They harbor insects and diseases
D. They grow with out you planting them
[E]All of the above are characteristics of weeds


46. The root tip is in the ____________________ zone of the root. (SG 6)   PGD
A. elongation
B. maturation
[C]meristematic
D. mycorrhizae
E. xylematic

47. A node is:                                                             PGD
A. an enlarged growth cased by a fungal disease.
B. the area between the growing points on a leaf.
C. the point on the leaf where buds are located.
[D]the point on the stem where buds are located.
E. the area between the growing points on a stem.


48. Dandelion stems are:                                                   PEST
A. bulbs.
B. corms.
[C]crowns.
D. piths.
E. tubers.

49. Opposite leaves have _____ leaves at each node.                        PGD
A. 1
[B]2
C. 3
D. 4
E. 5


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50. The petals on a flower are collectively called the
____________________.                                                       PGD
A. calyx
[B]corrola
C. pistil
D. pollen
E. stamen

51. Xylem tubes move ____________________.                                  PGD
A. water
B. dissolved nutrients
C. photosynthates
D. A and C
[E]A and B

52. The union of the male sperm nucleus from a pollen grain with a female
egg is ____________________.                                                PGD
[A]fertilization
B. germination
C. photosynthesis
D. pollination
E. respiration

53. Chlorophyll is the pigment that makes leaves:                           PGD
A. blue.
[B]green.
C. orange.
D. red.
E. yellow.

54. Photosynthesis occurs at its highest rates from _____ oF to _____oF.    PGD
A. 35-55
B. 45-65
C. 55-75
[D]65-85
E. 75-95

55. Which of these principles of light affects plant growth?                PGD
A. duration
B. quality
C. quantity


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D. none of these light qualities affect plant growth
[E]all of these light qualities affect plant growth

56. The layer of soil surrounding plant roots is known as the:                 FS
A. bedrock.
B. parent material.
[C]rhizophere.
D. subsoil.
E. there are abundant amounts of plant roots in all these layers.

57. Which of these soil nutrients is commonly an anion?                        FS
A. Calcium
[B]Chlorine
C. Magnesium
D. Potassium
E. Selenium

58. This form of Nitrogen is converted to nitrates by soil microorganisms.     FS
[A]Ammonium (NH4+)
B. Nitrate (NO3-)
C. Organic N
D. Phosphate
E. Atmospheric N (N2)

59. Acidity increases by a factor of _____ with each 1-unit drop in pH below
7.                                                                             FS
A. 1
B. 5
[C]10
D. 25
E. 100

60. Hot (fast) composting produces high-quality, finished compost in:          FS
A. 6 to 8 minutes.
B. 6 to 8 hours.
C. 6 to 8 days.
[D]6 to 8 weeks.
E. 6 to 8 months.

61. Which of these nutrients is a secondary soil nutrient?                     FS
A. Fe
B. N


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C. B
[D]Ca
E. Mn

62. A cross between two species is called a ____________________.         PGD
A. family
B. variety
C. genus
[D]hybrid
E. order

                                                                          PRO
63. Bulbs and corms are most commonly propagated by:                      P
A. cuttings.
B. layering.
C. seeds.
[D]separation.
E. budding.

64. The best choices for home orchards are ____________________ fruit
trees.                                                                    P
A. bonsai
B. dormant
[C]dwarf
D. early
E. layered

65. A change in a plant‟s growth or appearance in response to living or
nonliving damaging factors is a(an):                                      PEST
A. host.
B. pathogen.
C. sign.
[D]symptom.
E. vector.


66. Molluscicides are used to control ____________________.               PEST
A. aphids
B. scale
[C]slugs
D. spider mites
E. whiteflies


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67. The name “Round Up” is a chemical‟s ____________________ name.               PEST
[A]brand
B. chemical
C. common
D. formulation
E. signal


68. IPM stands for:                                                              PEST
A. Internal Pesticide Mapping.
B. Intestinal Pesticide Massage.
C. Interior Pesticide Management.
D. Incorporating Pests and Money.
[E]Integrated Pesticide Management.


69. Which of the following is a biological method of pest control.               PEST
[A]Beneficial Insects
B. Slug Traps
C. Vacuuming
D. Plant Cages
E. Diatomaceous Earth

70. The principle of Proportion in landscape design refers to the relationship
between:                                                                         LD
A. Plants and buildings.
B. Plants and other plants.
C. Plants and people.

D. Two of these are examples of proportion considerations in landscaping.
[E]All three of these are examples of proportion considerations in
landscaping.

71. A pendulous plant form is common of the:                                     P
A. Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
B. Columnar European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus „Fastigiata‟)
C. Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
D. Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra „Italica‟)
[E]Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)



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72. Most garden plants perform best in soil with a pH of _____ to _____.      FS
A. 1.5 – 3.5
B. 3.5 – 5.5
[C]5.5 – 7.5
D. 7.5 – 9.5
E. 9.5 – 11.5

                                                                              PRO
73. Which of the following is a way to stratify seeds.                        P

[A]Use sphagnum peat moss. Wet the peat moss, squeezing out the extra
water, and mix the seeds with the moss. Place the bag in a refrigerator.
B. Crack them with a hammer.
C. Cover them in sulfuric acid.
D. Pour 170oF to 212oF water over the seeds and let them soak for 12 to 24
hours.
E. Store the seeds in warm, wet containers.

                                                                              PRO
74. Which of the following is the most commonly used budding technique.       P
A. Chip Budding
B. Cleft Budding
C. Patch Budding
[D]T Budding
E. Whip Budding

75. A water sprout is:                                                        PR
A. The part of a tree from which the main scaffold limbs originate.
B. The uppermost portion of a scaffold limb.
C. A shoot that arises from the root system.
D. A short shoot that bears flower buds and often fruit.
[E]A long shoot that grows in an undesirable location of a trunk or a major
limb.


76. The estimated percentage of runoff from a lawn is:                        TURF
A. 10%.
B. 15%.
[C]25%.
D. 80%.
E. 90%.



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77. The form of phosphorus listed on most fertilizer analyses.                      FS
A. PO
B. PO2
[C]P2O5
D. P6O12
E. P+

78. When applying fertilizers to a tree, apply the fertilizer throughout a tree‟s
____________________.                                                               FS
A. canopy
B. palisade parenchyma
C. rhi zone
[D]drip zone
E. leader


79. Chlorotic leaves are:                                                           PEST
A. purple
B. red
C. white
[D]yellow
E. green

80. Given the current warm temperatures that we are experiencing, plants are
going through a process of:                                                  PGD
A. hardening.
B. acclimating.
[C]deacclimating.
D. freezing.
E. damping off.

81. The strongest crotch angle between a trunk and a limb is _____ to _____
degrees.                                                                    PR
A. 5 – 20
B. 15 – 30
C. 25 – 40
D. 35 – 50
[E]45 – 60


82. Which is the correct order of complete metamorphosis?                           PEST
[A]egg, larva, pupa, adult


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B. larva, egg, pupa, adult
C. pupa, egg, larva, adult
D. egg, pupa, larva, adult
E. pupa, larva, egg, adult


83. Insects have a(an) ____________________.                                 PEST
A. epinasty
B. endoskeleton
[C]exoskeleton
D. indoskeleton
E. intraskeleton

84. In a lawn area with many trees, if there is greater than _____% shade,
groundcovers should be considered for planting instead of grass.             TURF
A. 10
B. 30
[C]50
D. 70
E. 90

85. Whiteflies, scales and aphids are members of the
____________________ order of insects.                                       PEST
A. Coleoptera
B. Diptera
[C]Homoptera
D. Hymenoptera
E. Lepidoptera

86. In order for a biotic (pathogenic) plant disease to occur, which
condition(s) must be present?                                                PEST
A. A host plant that is susceptible
B. An active, living pathogen
C. An environment favorable for disease development
D. None of these are needed for a disease to occur, diseases occur no
matter what
[E]All of these above conditions are needed for a disease to occur


87. Chickweed is native to ____________________.                             PEST
A. the Pacific Northwest
B. Eurasia


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[C]Europe
D. Tropical Americas
E. India


88.The least toxic chemicals carry this signal word.                            PEST
A. Danger
B. Danger – Poison
[C]Caution
D. Warning
E. Insecticide

89. Unsupported stems are sturdier, than those which are staked, because
they release ____________________ which causes cells in the stem to
enlarge and thicken.                                                            PGD
A. exema
B. chlorophyll
C. pericycle
D. estrogen
[E]cytokinin


90. Which of the following is a synthetic pesticide?                            PEST
A. Azadirachtin
[B]Carbaryl
C. Pyrethrins
D. Spinosad
E. Sulfur

91. A plant with the word edulis in it‟s scientific name is
____________________.                                                           PN
A. shiny
B. hairy
C. fragile
[D]edible
E. yellow

92. A plant that completes it‟s life span in two years is most accurately called
a(an) ____________________.                                                      P
A. annual
[B]biennial
C. perennial


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D. houseplant
E. xeric


93. Powdery Mildew is caused by a ____________________.                       PEST
A. bacteria
[B]fungus
C. nematode
D. spider mite
E. virus

94. What quantity of mulch is required to cover a 250 square foot area with 3
inches of mulch?                                                              LD
A. 2/3 cubic yard
B. 1 cubic yard
C. 1 1/3 cubic yard
D. 1 2/3 cubic yard
[E]2 ½ cubic yard

95. Which of the jobs below is one that an arborculturist is most likely to
perform?                                                                      S
A. Construct a walk
B. Maintain a rose bed
C. Install landscape timbers
[D]Maintain trees

96. Nursery liners are usually sold to:                                       S
A. Home owners
B. Landscape installation companies
[C]Other nurserymen
D. Landscape maintenance companies

97. In general, it is best to aerate cool season grasses in the __________,
and warm season grasses in __________.                                        TURF
[A]Fall or spring; late spring or summer
B. Spring or summer; fall or spring
C. Summer or fall; fall or winter
D. Winter or summer; fall or early spring

98. Which of the following is false?                                          P
A. Baldcypress is a deciduous conifer
B. 10-10-10 is a complete fertilizer


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C. A daylily is an herbaceous perennial
[D]A dandelion is a cool season annual weed

99. An abnormal growth of plant tissue, usually caused by disease or insects,
is called a(n):                                                               PEST
A. Canker
B. Internode
C. Gamete
[D]Gall

100. A mass of tissue that forms around a wound on a plant such as the base PRO
of a cutting is called:                                                     P
[A]Callus tissue
B. Bud tissue
C. Cambium overgrowth
D. Phloem fill

101. Which of the following is true regarding the treatment of trees on a
construction site?                                                          LD
A. Trees have deep roots, and removing up to six inches of soil from the
surface will not hurt them
B. Adding up to six inches of soil around trees will not harm the trees
C. The larger the tree, the more abuse it can take
[D]Trees are very sensitive to adding or removing soil around them

102. Which of the following is FALSE?
                                                                            PEST
[A]Apple scab is a serious disease of ornamental apples
B. Only scab-resistant varieties of crabapples should be planted because
they will never get the disease
C. Apple scab can be controlled by spraying, but it is expensive and time
consuming -- a task homeowners usually are not willing to do
D. Some varieties of crabapples are more susceptible to apple scab than
other varieties

103. Poorly drained soils grow poor crops because:                          FS
[A]The roots receive insufficient air
B. The organic matter content is too high
C. The soil warms too quickly in the spring
D. The roots take up too much water

104. Phloem and xylem can be found in:                                      PGD


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A. Complete fertilizers
B. Organic pesticides
[C]Stems
D. Micronutrient fertilizers

105. Which plants are usually propagated by seed?                                 PRO
                                                                                  P
[A]Pines, oaks and black gum
B. Forsythia, holly and philodendron
C. Azaleas, camellias and yew
D. Daylily, buxus and forsythia

106. The calibration of spray equipment is important because it:
                                                                                  PEST
A. Helps protect the environment
B. Maximizes investment in crop protection chemicals
C. Improves application accuracy
[D]All of the above

107. Chemicals should be stored in:
                                                                                  PEST
A. A cool room such as a basement
[B]A free-standing, locked building
C. The lath house
D. A refrigerated storage cabinet

108. Chemicals sprayed in ____________________ tend to drift more.
                                                                                  PEST
A. A coarse stream
B. Large droplets
[C]A fine mist
D. Very large drops

109. Which of the following is true?
                                                                                  PEST
A. Oak leaf gall is a serious disease, justifying an extensive spray program

B. Oak leaf galls shrink and disappear after spraying with a fungicide
C. Oak leaf galls are generally caused by insects and are usually insignificant
to tree health
D. Oak leaf gall is caused by air pollution



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110. Skin, eyes, and lungs should be protected when:
                                                                                 PEST
A. Mixing chemicals
B. Cleaning and adjusting the sprayer
C. Applying chemicals
[D]All of the above

111. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate suggestion if a customer
asks for trees that have good fall color?                                        P
A. Sugar maple
B. Black gum
C. Ginkgo
[D]Canadian hemlock

112. A restricted use crop protection chemical is:
                                                                                 PEST
A. One that can be purchased and applied by anyone
B. One that requires no special care in mixing, use, storing, and disposing

[C]A chemical requiring the highest level of care in its use and handling
D. An arbitrary classification

113. Plants that are very tolerant of dry conditions are called:                 P
A. Epiphytes
[B]Xerophytes
C. Monoecious
D. Dryophytes

114. When a pollen grain adheres to the stigma, _____ has taken place            PGD
[A]Pollination
B. Fertilization
C. Hybridization
D. Scarification

115. What is the official signal word that denotes the lowest toxicity rating?
                                                                                 PEST
[A]Caution
B. Danger
C. Tolerance
D. Warning




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116. An herbicide that moves through the plant from the site of uptake is a:
                                                                                PEST
A. Contact herbicide
[B]Translocated (systemic) herbicide
C. Water-soluble herbicide
D. Pre-emergence herbicide

117. Methods of establishing turfgrass in a lawn include:
                                                                                TURF
[A]Plugging, sodding and sprigging
B. Grading, sprigging and broadcasting
C. Division, sprigging, and scarification
D. Grading, broadcasting and hydroseeding

118. A soil is at the correct moisture content for potting if:                  PT
A. Approximately two tablespoons of water can be squeezed from one
handful of soil
B. Water can be easily squeezed from the soil
C. When it is squeezed in the palm of the hand it will not make a ball
[D]When squeezed in the palm of the hand, it makes a loosely held ball

119. The most ideal way to provide heat for rooting cuttings is with a system   PRO
that warms the:                                                                 P
A. Air above the mist benches
B. Air around the leaves of the cuttings
C. Misting water
[D]Rooting media

120. Only _____ lumber should be used for building outdoor structures for
plants                                                                          LD
A. Creosote treated
B. Malathion dipped
[C]Pressure treated
D. Rough

121. Sooty mold is most likely to occur on plants infested with:
                                                                                PEST
A. Rust
B. Mites
[C]Aphids.
D. Lady beetles



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122. The horticulture teacher wanted to have one of every landscape plant
available for her plant identification course so she had the class plant a great
variety of plants in the school landscape. The result was a landscape design
that ignored the principle of:                                                   LD
A. Balance
[B]Simplicity
C. Proportion
D. Focalization

123. The trend in nursery crop production is toward more ____ plants and
less field grown plants.                                                        PT
[A]Container grown
B. Greenhouse grown
C. Balled and burlapped
D. Bareroot

124. What is the neutral point on the ph scale?                                 FS
A. 0
B. 3
C. 5
[D]7

125. One reason Latin is used in the binomial system for naming plants is
because:                                                                        PN
A. It is the oldest language
B. Botanical names are never changed
C. It makes nursery workers sound more professional
[D]There may be several common names for the same plant

126. What method is most often used to propagate azaleas?                       PRO
                                                                                P
[A]Cuttings
B. Macro stemming
C. Seeding
D. Tissue culture

127. What is a disadvantage of sexual plant propagation?                        PRO
                                                                                P
A. Greater space is required than for asexual methods
B. Automated mist systems are required
C. It is more expensive
[D]Plants may lack uniformity


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128. Seeds may be scarified by:                                             PRO
                                                                            P
[A]Treating them with acid
B. Placing them in refrigerated storage
C. Holding them in a cool, dry environment
D. Treating them with hormones

129. Which plant is often grafted?                                          PRO
                                                                            P
A. Black gum
[B]Dogwood
C. Adam's needle
D. Mugo pine

130. Indolebutyric acid (IBA) is used in nursery operations to:             FS
A. Induce flowering
B. Promote rooting
C. Retard plant growth
D. Speed seed germination

131. The art of forming the growth of plants into the shape of animals is
called:                                                                     LD
A. Bonsai
B. Espalier
[C]Topiary
D. Zenchu

132. Plants showing symptoms of nitrogen deficiency have:                   FS
A. Purple veins in the leaves
B. Tiny brown spots between the leaf veins
C. Abnormally long internodes
[D]Yellowing leaves

133. pH of the media is an expression of:                                   FS
A. fertility.
B. texture.
[C]acidity.
D. moisture.

134. Soilless media are excellent resources of:                             FS
A. perlite.


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B. peat moss.
C. pine fines.
[D]all of the above

135. The bonsai container should                                                 LD
A. be shallow and well drained.
B. have a simple form and not detract formt he plant placed in it.
C. be made of pottery and glazed on the inside.
[D]all of the above


136. Copper or painted aluminum wire is used for shaping plants because          LD
A. it is inexpensive.
[B]it is pliable but strong and does not rust.
C. it is the only wire available in the sizes needed.
D. it does not girdle plants.

137. The large center root of plants used in bonsai is cut off                   LD
A. to stimulate growth of small feeder roots.
B. to cause root branching.
C. to make the root system shallow enough to fit in the container.
[D]all of the above.

138. Humidity around indoor pants can be increased by                            PGD
A. spraying a fine mist of water on the leaves.
B. using a watertight tray with pea gravel and water around the gravel.
C. using a humidifier.
[D]all of the above

139. A white, wooly insect that resembles a ball of cotton and usually infests
at the nodes of plants is the                                                    PEST
A. mite.
[B]mealybug.
C. aphid.
D. whitefly.

140. The word horticulture, a Latin word. Means                                  PN
A. "grower of crops"
B. "plant cultivator"
C. "lover of plants"
[D]"garden cultivation"



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141. Balled and burlapped plants are set in the planting hole at a depth       PT
A. of one-half the depth of the root ball.
[B]equal to the depth at which it grew in the nursery.
C. 3 inches above the surrounding soil line.
D. 1 inch above the original soil line.

142. Three to six pounds of 5-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet should be
applied annualy to narrow leaf evergreens                                      FS
A. in a circle at the drip line of the plant.
B. in holes punched into the soil around the plant.
C. under the mulch around the plant.
D. on top of the mulch around the plant.

143. The science and practice of growing and harvesting tree fruits, small
fruits, and tree nuts is called                                                S
A. ornamental and landscape horticulture.
B. floriculture.
C. olericulture.
[D]pomology.

144. The science and practice of growing vegetable crops is called             S
A. ornamental and landscape horticulture.
B. floriculture.
[C]olericulture.
D. pomology.

145. The science and practice of growing and harvesting flowering plants is
called                                                                         S
A. ornamental and landscape horticulture.
[B]floriculture.
C. olericulture.
D. pomology.

146. The science and practice of propagating, growing, maintaining, and
using grasses, annual plants, shrubs, and trees in the landscape is called     S
[A]ornamental and landscape horticulture.
B. floriculture.
C. olericulture.
D. pomology.

147.A greenhouse employee works                                                S
[A]mostly outdoors.


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B. mostly indoors.
C. with nursery stock only.
D. alone.

148. Most of the jobs in horticulture require            S
[A]a high school diploma.
B. excellent physical condition.
C. an ability to meet people.
D. a person who enjoys being along.

149. Plants are easier to transplant if they have        PT
A. a tap root system.
B. large root system.
[C]fibrous root system.
D. single root.

150. The major function of root hairs on roots is to     PGD
A. grow into larger roots.
[B]absorb water and minerals from the soil.
C. protect the root as it pushes through the soil.
D. keep the root warm.


151. An example of an inorganic insecticide is           PEST
A. sulfur.
B. Sevin.
[C]malathion.
D. rotenone.


152. An example fo a natural organic insecticide is      PEST
A. parathion.
[B]Sevin.
C. malathion.
D. rotenone.


153. An example of a synthetic organic insecticide is    PEST
A. gamma radiation.
B. diazinon.
C. malathion.
[D]rotenone.


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154. Systemic insecticides are most effective in killing insects that feed by   PEST
[A]sucking.
B. chewing.
C. night.
D. none of the above.

155. Plants are often treated with chemicals that dwarf or shorten them. This
is done to                                                                    FS
[A]make them more attractive and to eliminate the need for staking.
B. make it easier to spray them.
C. force them to bloom earlier.
D. all of the above.

156. B-Nine is a commerically used chemical that                                FS
A. makes plants taller.
B. helps cuttings root faster.
C. causes plants to bloom sooner.
[D]shortens or dwarfs plants.

157. Gibberellic acid causes                                                    FS
A. plants to grow taller.
B. plant stems to stretch out.
C. the development of a greater distance between nodes.
[D]all of the above.

                                                                                PRO
158. One rooting hormone occurring naturally in plants is                       P
[A]indoleacetic acid.
B. indolebutyric acid.
C. naphthaleneacetic acid.
D. talc.

                                                                                PRO
159. The date to start seeds is very important because                          P
A. there must be greenhouse space made available for them.
B. seed houses have seds available only at certain times.
C. the seeding medium must be ready.
[D]the plants must often be ready for sale or planting at a certain time.




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                                                                                  PRO
160. The label in a flat of seeds should include the                              P
[A]name or type of plant, cultivar, and date seeded.
B. date seeded and the selling date.
C. percent of germination listed on seed pack.
D. all of the above.

161. Which of the following are perennials listed in the text as easily grown
from seed?                                                                        P
A. hardy aster, hollyhock, crab apple.
[B]verbena, lupine, dianthus.
C. rhododendron, marigold, petunia.
D. petunia, tomato, sweet corn.

162. The growth of seedlings is slowed down by withholding water and
lowering the ground temperature. This process, called hardening off, is done
to                                                                           PGD
A. keep the seedlings from growing too quickly.
[B]prepare the seedlings from transplanting shock.
C. hold the seedlings until they can be sold.
D. none of the above

163. Certain plant food elements are called major elements because                FS
[A]plants use them in large amounts.
B. they are the first elements listed on the fertilizer bag.
C. they are plentiful in the soil.
D. none of the above.

164. The advantages of a good artificial medium are                               FS
A. it is sterile and uniform in content.
B. it is lighter in weight and therefore easier to handle and ship than natural
soil.
C. it has good drainage and moisture-holding ability.
[D]all of the above

165. Nitrogen causes plants to                                                    FS
A. produce more flowers and seeds.
B. resist disease and develop strong roots.
C. harden off more rapidly.
[D]grow rapidly and develop a dark green color.

166. Latin names of plants are italicized                                         PN


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A. to make them appear important.
[B]because it is conventional to italicize words and phrases that are
espressed in a different language.
C. because it helps to remember them.
D. because all plant names are always italicized.

167. A person who identifies and classifies plants is known as a(n)         PN
A. taxidermist.
[B]taxonomist.
C. agronomist.
D. horticulturist.

168. For a plant with the scientific name of Acer rubrum cv. Red Sunset, 'Red
Sunset' is the __________ name.                                               PN
A. genus
B. species
C. family
[D]cultivar

169. Which of the following plants has the same common and genus and
species names?                                                              PN
A. Acer rubrum
B. Cornus florida
[C]Forsythia suspensa
D. Ceris candensis

170. Some plants produce natural pesticides. One of the most successful
new plants producing a natural insecticide is                               PEST
[A]the neem tree.
B. the onion plant.
C. alfalfa.
D. none of the above

171. During respiration, plants                                             PGD
A. rest.
[B]use oxygen and give off carbon dioxide just like animals.
C. manufacture food.
D. none of the above

                                                                            PRO
172. Most horticultural crops are started from seed because                 P



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A. there are very few people who know how to propagate them any other
way.
B. it is not possible to propagate them in any other way.
C. it is quick and economical.
[D]both b and c

173. A good growing medium in which to plant seeds must                   FS
A. drain well.
B. hold moisture.
C. be sterile.
[D]all of the above

174. The first part of the new plant to emerge from the seed is the       PGD
A. stem.
B. leaves.
[C]root.
D. endosperm.

175. The form of a tree is a characteristic that describes                PT
[A]the shape of the tree.
B. the way the roots are treated fro transplanting.
C. whether it is evergreen or deciduous.
D. how it is pruned.

176. Bare root deciduous trees are planted only when they                 PT
A. can be dug into the ground.
[B]are dormant.
C. are beginning to leaf.
D. are in full leaf.


177. Bare root trees are dug when the trees are dormant and are shipped   PT
[A]early in the spring.
B. with no soil on the roots.
C. for fall planting.
D. with a layer of soil on the roots.

178. Balled and burlapped trees are shipped                               PT
[A]with a ball of soil around the roots wrapped in burlap.
B. with bare roots.
C. in early spring for immediate planting.
D. in early fall for immediate planting.


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                                    Plant Identification

Plant Identification should consist of 50 representative plants, disorders and tools for
identification. The state Nursery Landscape Plant List should be utilized. Each
participant will be provided a copy of the list at the event.

Avoid use of photos (plants, equipment, pests and diseases) if possible. Live
specimens should be representative of the species.


When a problem must be presented with an affected plant, a "DISORDER" label will
be with the item to designate identification of the problem rather than the plant.

It is recommended that the identification set consist of 40 plants, 5 tools and 5
diseases, insects or weeds.

The following percentages or amounts could be used to develop a balanced contest,
based on the amount of each type of plant material listed.

Evergreen Trees - 12% of 40 or 5 items
Evergreen Shrubs - 30% of 40 or 12 items
Deciduous Trees - 25% of 40 or 10 items
Deciduous Shrubs - 15% of 40 or 6 items
Vines and Groundcovers - 13% of 40 or 5 items
Perennials - 5% of 40 or 2 items
Pests and Disorders - 10% of 50 or 5 items
Tools - 10% of 50 or 5 items

THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES FOR A BALANCED PLANT IDENTIFICATION
SET. IF YOU CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON EVERGREENS OR GROUNDCOVERS,
THAT IS APPROPRIATE AS WELL.

No specimens or items may be touched or handled in any way.
                                 Washington State Nursery Landscape Career Development Event                                            to be used
                                                    Plant Identification List                                                      from 2010-2013
Conifers & Broadleaf Evergreen Trees                                 Broadleaf Evergreen Shrubs
 1 Abies grandis                       Grand Fir                      51 Abelia grandiflora                    Glossy Abelia                    Vines, Groundcov
 2 Abies procera                       Noble Fir                      52 Berberis verruculosa                  Warty Barberry                   103
 3 Cedrus atlantica ‘Glauca’           Blue Atlas Cedar               53 Buxus sempervirens                    Boxwood                          104
 4 Cedrus deodara                      Deodar Cedar                   54 Calluna vulgaris                      Scotch Heather                   105
 5 Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' Weeping Alaska Cedar          55 Camellia japonica                     Japanese Camellia                106
 6 Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gracilis'     Slender Hinoki Falsecypress    56 Daphne odora                          Fragrant Winter Daphne           105
 7 Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Sungold' Sungold Falsecypress              57 Erica carnea                          Heath                            106
 8 X Cupressocyparis leylandii         Leyland Cypress                58 Fatsia japonica                       Fatsia                           107
 9 Juniperus chinensis ‘Kaizuka’       Hollywood Juniper              59 Hebe sp.                              Hebe                             108
10 Juniperus horizontalis ‘Wiltonii’   Blue Rug Juniper               60 Ilex cornuta                          Chinese Holly                    109
11 Magnolia grandiflora                Southern Magnolia              61 Ilex crenata ‘Convexa’                Box Leaf Japanese Holly          110
12 Picea abies ‘Nidiformis’            Bird's Nest Spruce             62 Leucothoe axillaris                   Drooping Leucothoe               111
13 Picea glauca ‘Albertiana’           Dwarf Alberta Spruce           63 Lonicera nitida                       Boxleaf Honeysuckle              112
14 Picea pungens 'Glauca'              Colorado (Blue) Spruce         64 Mahonia aquifolium                    Oregon Grape                     113
15 Pinus mugo mugo                     Dwarf Mugo Pine                65 Mahonia nervosa                       Low Mahonia                      114
16 Pinus strobus                       Eastern White Pine             66 Nandina domestica                     Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina         115
17 Pinus sylvestris                    Scotch Pine                    67 Osmanthus delavayi                    Delavay Osmanthus                116
18 Pinus thunbergiana                  Japanese Black Pine            68 Pieris japonica                       Japanese Pieris, Andromeda       117
19 Pseudotsuga menziesii               Douglas Fir                    69 Photinia fraseri                      Frasier Photinia                 118
20 Taxus sp. & cv.                     Yew                            70 Prunus laurocerasus                   English Laurel                   119
21 Thuja occidentalis                  Arborvitae                     71 Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’     Otto Luyken Laurel               120
22 Thuja plicata                       Western Red Cedar              72 Pyracantha coccinea cv.               Scarlet Firethorn                121
23 Tsuga canadensis ‘Pendula’          Weeping Canadian Hemlock       73 Rhododendron sp. & cv.                Rhododendron                     122
24 Tsuga heterophylla                  Western Hemlock                74 Rhododendron sp. & cv.                Evergreen Azalea                 123
                                                                      75 Sarcococca confusa                    Fragrant Sarcococca              124
Deciduous Trees                                                       76 Vaccinium ovatum                      Evergreen Huckleberry            125
25 Acer circinatum                     Vine Maple                     77 Viburnum burkwoodii                   Burkwood Viburnum                126
26 Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ Redleaf Japanese Maple               78 Viburnum davidii                      David Viburnum
27 Acer platanoides                    Norway Maple                   79 Yucca filamentosa                     Yucca, Adam's Needle             Perennials
28 Acer rubrum                         Red Maple                                                                                                127
29 Betula jacquemontii                 Whitebarked Himalayan Birch   Deciduous Shrubs                                                           128
30 Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’       Columnar European Hornbeam     80 Amelanchier sp.                       Amelanchier, Serviceberry        129
31 Cercis canadensis                   Redbud                         81 Berberis thumbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'   Crimson Pygmy Barberry           130
32 Cornus florida                      Flowering Dogwood              82 Chaenomeles speciosa                  Flowering Quince                 131
33 Cornus kousa                        Korean Dogwood                 83 Cornus sericea                        Red Twig Dogwood                 132
34 Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’          Copper Beech                   84 Cotinus coggygria sp. & cv            Purple Smoke Tree                133
35 Fraxinus pennsyvanica               Green Ash                      85 Cotoneaster horizontalis              Rockspray Cotoneaster            134
36 Ginkgo biloba                       Ginkgo                         86 Enkianthus campanulatus               Redvein Enkianthus               135
37 Gleditsia triacanthos ‘Sunburst’    Sunburst Honey Locust          87 Euonymus alatus 'Compacta'            Winged Euonymus, Burning Bush    136
38 Liquidambar styraciflua             Sweetgum                       88 Forsythia x intermedia                Forsythia                        137
39 Liriodendron tulipifera             Tulip Tree                     89 Hydrangea macrophylla                 Bigleaf Hydrangea                138
40 Magnolia x soulangiana              Saucer Magnolia                90 Hydrangea quercifolia                 Oakleaf Hydrangea                139
41 Malus sp.                           Crabapple                      91 Philadelphus sp.                      Mock Orange                      140
42 Platanus x acerifolia               London Planetree               92 Potentilla fruticosa                  Cinquefoil, Potentilla           141
43 Populus tremuloides                 Quaking Aspen                  93 Rhododendron sp.                      Deciduous Azalea                 142
44 Prunus blireiana                    Blireiana Plum                 94 Ribes sanguineum                      Winter (Red flowering) Currant
45 Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’          Kwanzan Cherry                 95 Rosa sp.                              Hybrid Rose                      Pests and Disord
46 Pyrus calleryana                    Callery Pear                   96 Spiraea japonica                      Japanese Spirea                  Insects
47 Quercus palustris                   Pin Oak                        97 Symphoricarpos albus                  Snowberry                        143
48 Sorbus aucuparia                    European Mountain Ash          98 Syringa vulgaris                      Lilac                            144
49 Styrax japonicus                    Japanese Snowbell              99 Vaccinium corymbosum                  Highbush Blueberry               145
50 Tilia cordata                       Little Leaf Linden            100 Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn'           Dawn Viburnum                    146
                                                                     101 Viburnum plicatum tomentosum Double-file Viburnum                      147
                                                                     102 Weigela florida                       Weigela                          148
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                                     Washington State Nursery Landscape Career Development Event                                           to be used
                                                        Plant Identification List                                                     from 2010-2013

Vines, Groundcovers, Ferns and Grasses                              Weeds                           Physiological Problems
   Ajuga reptans                   Ajuga, Creeping Bugle            163 Annual Bluegrass             174 Frost/Freeze injury
   Arctostaphylos uva-ursi         Bearberry, Kinnikinnick          164 Broadleaf Plantain           175 Iron Deficiency
   Carex buchananii                Curly Sedge, Leatherleaf Sedge   165 Buckhorn Plantain            176 Nitrogen Deficiency
                                                                                                         Leaf Scorch (drought/winter
   Carex morrowii                  Japanese Sedge                   166 Chickweed                    177 burn)
   Clematis cultivars              Clematis                         167 Crabgrass
   Cotoneaster dammeri             Bearberry Cotoneaster            168 Dandelion
   Dryopteris erythrosora          Autumn Fern                      169 Henbit
   Euonymus fortunei               Wintercreeper                    170 Nutsedge
   Fargesia robusta                Clumping Bamboo                  171 Oxalis
   Festuca ovina glauca            Blue Fescue                      172 Purslane
   Gaultheria procumbens           Wintergreen                      173 White Clover
   Gaultheria shallon              Salal
   Hakonechloa macra'Aureola'      Japanese Forest Grass            Tools
   Hedera helix                    English Ivy                      178 anvil and blade pruner       226 oscillating sprinkler
   Hydrangea anomala petiolaris Climbing Hydrangea                  179 architect's scale            227 peat moss
   Liriope sp                      Lily Turf                        180 ball cart (B & B truck)      228 perlite
   Lonicera japonica ‘Halliana’    Hall’s Japanese Honeysuckle      181 bark mulch                   229 pick axe
   Ophiopogon planiscapus          Mondo Grass
                                   Japanese Spurge,                 182 bark medium                  230 planting/earth/soil auger
   Pachysandra terminalis          Pachysandra                      183 bow saw                      231 planting bar
   Parthenocissus tricuspidata     Boston Ivy                       184 brick paver                  232 pole pruner
   Polystichum munitum             Sword Fern                       185 broadcast (cyclone) spreader 233 polyethylene film
   Rubus formosum                  Rubus, Bramble                   186 bulb planter                 234 polyethylene pipe
   Sarcococca hookeriana humilus   Low Sarcococca                   187 burlap                       235 pop-up irrigation head
   Sedum sp.                       Sedum, Stonecrop                 188 compressed air sprayer       236 post-hole digger
   Vinca minor                     Mrytle, Periwinkle               189 core aerifier                237 power blower
   Wisteria floribunda             Japanese Wisteria                190 chain saw                    238 pruning saw
                                                                    191 duster                       239 PVC pipe
Perennials                                                          192 dust mask                    240 reel mower
   Aquilegia sp.                   Columbine                        193 drip emitter, irrigation     241 resin-coated fertilizer
   Astilbe arendsii                False Spiraea, Astilbe           194 edger (power or hand)        242 respirator
   Bergenia cv.                    Bergenia                         195 edging                       235 rotary mower
   Dicentra spectabilis            Bleeding Heart                   196 engineers scale              236 rototiller
   Echinacea purpurea              Coneflower                       197 erosion netting              237 round point shovel
   Geranium sp.                    Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill       198 fertilizer tablet            238 safety goggles
   Helleborus cv.                  Hellebore                        199 galvanized pipe              239 sand
   Hemerocallis cv.                Daylily                          200 garden (spading) fork        240 scoop shovel
   Heuchera sp.                    Heuchera                         201 garden (bow) rake            241 shade fabric
   Hosta cv.                       Plantain Lily                    202 gas mask                     242 sharpening stone
   Iberis sempervirens             Candytuft                        203 grading rake (aluminum)      243 siphon proportioner
   Lavendula sp.                   Lavender                         204 grafting band                244 soaker hose
   Leuanthemum sp.                 Shasta Daisy                     205 grafting tool                245 soil auger
   Paeonia cv.                     Peony                            206 granular fertilizer          246 soil sampling tube
   Rosmarinus officinalis          Rosemary                         207 grass shears                 247 solenoid valve
   Salvia sp.                      Sage                             208 gravity (drop) spreader      248 spade
                                                                    209 ground limestone             249 spark plug gap gauge
Pests and Disorders                                                 210 hedge shears                 250 sphagnum moss
Insects                            Diseases                         211 hoe                          251 spray suit
   Aphid                           153 Anthracnose                  212 hook and blade pruner        252 square point (flat) shovel
   Bagworm                         154 Apple Scab                   213 hose-end repair fitting      253 string trimmer
   Borer                           155 Black Spot                   214 hose-end sprayer             254 tape measure
   Leaf Miner                      156 Botrytis                     215 hose-end washer              255 thatch rake
   Leafhopper                      157 Canker                       216 hose repair coupling         256 timeclock
   Scale                           158 Cedar-Apple Rust             217 impulse sprinkler            257 topsoil
   Snail/Slug                      159 Crown Gall                   218 landscape fabric             258 tree caliper
   Spider Mite                     160 Fireblight                   219 leaf rake                    259 tree wrap
   White Grub                      161 Powdery Mildew               220 loppers                      260 trowel
   Whitefly                        162 Root Rot                     221 mattock                      261 T-square
                                                                    222 measuring wheel              262 vermiculite
                                                                    223 mist nozzle (mist bed)       263 vertical mower
                                                                    224 mower blade balancer         264 water breaker
                                                                    225 nursery container            265 wire tree basket
Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14205

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14305

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14405

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14505

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14605

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14705

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14805

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 14905

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15005

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15105

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15205

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15305

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15405

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15505

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15605

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15705

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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15805

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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 15905

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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16005

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School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16105

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16205

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16305

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16405

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16505

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16605

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16705

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16805

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 16905

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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17005

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                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17105

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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17205

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17305

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17405

                   PLANT IDENTIFICATION
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Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                          5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                    Contestant Number 17505

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Name ____________________                      Score _______
                                      5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                   Contestant Number KEY

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Name ____________________                      Score _______
                                      5 points each - 250 points possible

School ____________________
                                   Contestant Number KEY

            PLANT IDENTIFICATION OFFICIALS
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                                 Landscape Estimating

This practicum is designed to evaluate participant knowledge of and ability in
1) evaluating a landscape design
2) reading a landscape drawing
3) measuring and calculating materials needed to execute a landscape plan
4) evaluating factors that affect profitability of a landscape business

Landscape estimating allows students to read and evaluate a landscape drawing.
For this section it is recommended that there be 20 multiple choice questions created
covering the following aspects of landscape evaluation.

Scale
Plant Form and Size
Symbols
Plant Identification
Accent Plant Materials
Volume
Area
Pricing of Materials Needed for Landscape
Fencing
Paving
Labor Costs
Orientation (climate)
Drafting Techniques

It is recommended that this portion of the contest be held at every other regional
contest alternating with team activity.

Host teams need to supply Engineers or Architects scales, care should be taken to
make sure the correct scale for the drawing is provided. 1 scale should be provided
for each station.

The landscapes to be used should be landscapes from past National Nursery Landscape
Career Developments. Different plant names may need to be selected to represent plants
in the landscape to include only plants on the state nursery landscape identification list.
The multiple choice questions from the National CDE are not to be used. Advisors are to write
their own questions (20 multiple choice questions).
                        Landscape Estimating




 ry Landscape
epresent plants
 ification list.
 dvisors are to write
Name ____________________                          Score _______
                                         10 points each - 200 points possible

School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18005

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18105

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18205

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18305

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                                         10 points each - 200 points possible

School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18405

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                                         10 points each - 200 points possible

School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18505

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18605

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18705

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18805

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 18905

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                                  Contestant Number 19005

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19105

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                                  Contestant Number 19205

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19305

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19405

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19505

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19605

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19705

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 19805

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                                  Contestant Number 19905

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                                  Contestant Number 20005

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                                  Contestant Number 20105

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                                  Contestant Number 20205

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                                  Contestant Number 20305

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                                  Contestant Number 20405

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                                  Contestant Number 20505

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 20605

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 20705

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                                  Contestant Number 20805

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                                  Contestant Number 20905

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School ____________________
                                  Contestant Number 21005

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                                  Contestant Number 21105

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                                  Contestant Number 21205

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                                  Contestant Number 21305

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                                  Contestant Number KEY

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                      Verbal Customer Assistance Practicum

This interpersonal relations practicum is designed to evaluate participant knowledge of
and ability in:
1)verbal communication
2)sales and customer assistance skills
3)preparation of business documents
4)plant materials, plant culture and problems and garden center supplies and equipment.

The participant will assume the role of a customer service representative (garden center
or other related business or an educational agency) responding to an assistance need of
a customer or client (the judge). Example situations might include, but are not limited
to the following, individually or in combination:

Assistance with product purchase and use - from a selection of merchandise and related
informational materials provided.

Disorder diagnosis and treatment recommendation - from a sample of the pest or
symptoms, photograph, or verbal description (from the Plant Identification List) and
selection of specimen labels from common retail-packaged garden chemicals.

Advice on plant selection or culture questions - from informational materials provided.

Assistance with a client complaint or problem - from personnel instructions and
procedures provided.

State contest senarios should be drawn from the current year's scenarios used.
                 Verbal Customer Assistance Practicum

owledge of




nd equipment.

arden center
ance need of




se and related




s provided.
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 21701

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                    POSSIBL
                                                                                                E    MEMBER
                                                                                              POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 21801

       VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                                    POSSIBL
                                                       E    MEMBER
                                                    POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                              4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                           7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                 7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                   7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                          7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                               3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                  6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 21901

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

                                                                                            POSSIBL
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                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22001

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

                                                                                            POSSIBL
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                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22101

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22201

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22301

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22401

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22501

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22601

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22701

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22801

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 22901

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23001

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23101

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23201

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23301

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23401

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23501

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23601

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23701

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23801

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 23901

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24001

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24101

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

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CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24201

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

                                                                                            POSSIBL
                                                                                               E    MEMBER
                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24301

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

                                                                                            POSSIBL
                                                                                               E    MEMBER
                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24401

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24501

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                    POSSIBL
                                                                                                E    MEMBER
                                                                                              POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 24601

       VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                                    POSSIBL
                                                       E    MEMBER
                                                    POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                              4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                           7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                 7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                   7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                          7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                               3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                  6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24701

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.

                                                                                            POSSIBL
                                                                                               E    MEMBER
                                                                                            POINTS SCORE
CONVERSATION (35 POINTS)
APPROACH                                                                                            4
• Effective greeting and offer to help
• Positive, enthusiastic; not hesitant
PERSONALITY                                                                                         7
• Pleasant, friendly manner
• Not pushy in selling
VOICE                                                                                               7
• Easy to hear and understand
• Proper grammar used; good speaking form
INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM CUSTOMER                                                                 7
• Determines assistance needs
• Effectively ask details/preferences
SALESMANSHIP                                                                                        7
• Effective; tries to expand sale
• Develops customer confidence in product/service
CLOSING                                                                                             3
• Repeats order, handles payment (as applicable)
• Asks if instructions understood
• Thank you close
PRODUCT/PROBLEM/PROCEDURE PRESENTATION* (15 POINTS)
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROCEDURE/SELECTIONS                                                                6
CORRECT PRODUCT/PROBLEM INFORMATION PROVIDED 6
CLARITY OF INFORMATION PROVIDED TO CUSTOMER 3
Name ____________________                                                                                            Score _______
                                                                                                                        50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                                               Contestant Number 24801

            VERBAL CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
*   Includes, as applicable, evaluation of order form for completeness, spelling and arithmetic accuracy, clarity.
                      Written Customer Assistance Practicum

The participant will assume the role of a customer service representative. A copy of
correspondence about a plant, landscape or business question will be provided, along
with the appropriate response information. Each participant will hand-write in ink pen and
in business letter format the response to the writer. Scratch paper will be provided for a
rough draft in pencil if desired. Only the final draft in ink on the letterhead stationary
provided will be scored.

Pocketsize dictionaries or electronic spellers can be provided by the host school. All
participating contestants must have equal access to these tools.
                 Written Customer Assistance Practicum


ded, along
in ink pen and
rovided for a
                      Business Letter Format to be used for
                     Written Customer Assistance Practicum
Letterhead paper is to be provided

Date Line     January 19, 20_ _
              (4 spaces)
Inside        Mrs. Edith Neal
Address       Pensacola High School
              719 Vista Boulevard
              Pensacola FL 32501
              (2 spaces)
Salutation    Dear Mrs. Neal:
              (2 spaces)
Body          The first paragraph should include a restatement of the customer's
              concern.
              (2 spaces)
              The second paragraph should include the suggestions, explanations and
              solutions that the contestant would recommend.
              (2 spaces)

               information about how the customer can contact the company or
               individual.
               (2 spaces)
ComplimentarySincerely yours,
Closing        (4 spaces) Signature
Writer's       Erin Higgins
Identification President
               (2 spaces)
Additional     sls
Materials      Enclosure
Reference
Initials
Enclosure
Notation
                   Business Letter Format to be used for
                  Written Customer Assistance Practicum




xplanations and
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25302

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                                                     POSSIBL MEMBER
                                                                        E     SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25402

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                  POSSIBL
                                                                       E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25502

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                  POSSIBL
                                                                       E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25602

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25702

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
GRAND TOTAL                                                          POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25802

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 25902

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26002

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26102

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26202

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL                                                          POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26302

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26402

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26502

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL                                                          POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26602

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26702

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL                                                          POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26802

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                    POSSIBL
                                                                       E    MEMBER
                                                                    POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 26902

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27002

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27102

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27202

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27302

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27402

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27502

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27602

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                   10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                   10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                             50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                      10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                    10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                            10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27702

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL                                                          POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27802

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 27902

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 28002

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 28102

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 28202

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                                                                     POSSIBL
                                                                        E    MEMBER
                                                                     POINTS SCORE
CUSTOMER RELATIONS                                                         10
• Does the letter create/maintain goodwill
    (is it free of negative words that create an unpleasant tinge)?
• Is the tone appropriate for the letter purpose?
• Does the letter emphasize reader (you) rather than writer (I)?
• Is the tone and reading level appropriate for reader?
BUSINESS LETTER FORM                                                       10
• Is the letter written in acceptable business format
Name ____________________                                                       Score _______
                                                                                   50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                                      Contestant Number 28302

         WRITTEN CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PRACTICUM
    including the date, inside address, salutation, body,
    complimentary close, signature and additional data
    (pc, enclosure, etc.)?
ORGANIZATION                                                               10
• Is the content organized in logical, coherent order?
•   Is the letter properly divided into paragraphs with topic sentences?

•   Is the letter divided into sentences which clearly convey key points?

• Does the letter use short conversational words?
TECHNICAL INFORMATION                                                      10
• Is the technical information provided in letter correct?
•   Is the information provided in simple, clean, concise manner?

• Does the letter relate directly to the inquiry?
GRAMMER / PUNCTUATION                                                      10
•   Is the letter free of grammatical errors and misspelled words?

TOTAL SCORE                                                                50
    Deductions (i.e., Rules, Infractions, Missing Content)
GRAND TOTAL
                         Potting or Propagating Practicums

This practicum is designed to evaluate participant knowledge of and ability in
performing fundamental nursery production practices.

At the state contest, one team member will be asked to either pot or propagate plants.

Propagating Nursery Stock
Each participant will be furnished a stock plant, rooting flat and media, rooting powder, a
hand pruner and a label and marking pen. (Personal knives or pruners are allowed, if
desired.) Participants are to prepare the designated softwood or hardwood cuttings and
place them in the media with a single label.

Students should be asked to stick a number of cuttings so uniformity and selection can
be evaluated.

Potting Nursery Stock
Each participant will be furnished a supply of plants, nursery containers or pots of
appropriate size and media. Hand pruners, a label and a marking pen will also be
provided. (Personal pruners are allowed, if desired.) The participants will pot and label the
plants, one per container, using standard nursery practices. Plant division or grading of
liners may be involved. One finished container will be labeled.

Students should be asked to pot a number of plants so uniformity and selection can
be evaluated.

Use Introductory Horticulture as a guideline for the correct Propagation and Potting
procedures.
                    Potting or Propagating Practicums




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Name ____________________                                    Score _______
                                                                50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                   Contestant Number 28603

                                  PRACTICUM
            POTTING NURSERY STOCK POSSIBL
                                                     E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                               10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                   10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                          10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                          2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                             3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                           10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                           5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 28703

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 28803

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 28903

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29003

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
Name ____________________                                 Score _______
                                                             50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                Contestant Number 29103

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                        10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                        5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                       POSSIBL
                                                  E    MEMBER
                                               POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                            10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                       10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                       2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                          3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29203

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29303

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29403

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29503

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29603

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29703

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29803

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 29903

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30003

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30103

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30203

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30303

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30403

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30503

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30603

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30703

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30803

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 30903

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 31003

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 31103

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 31203

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
Name ____________________                                    Score _______
                                                                50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                   Contestant Number 31303

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                               10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                   10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                          10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                          2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                             3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                           10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                           5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
Name ____________________                                    Score _______
                                                                50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                   Contestant Number 31403

                                  PRACTICUM
            POTTING NURSERY STOCK POSSIBL
                                                     E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                               10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                   10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                          10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                          2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                             3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                           10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                           5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 31503

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                            5
Name ____________________                                     Score _______
                                                                 50 points possible

School ____________________
                                                    Contestant Number 31603

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                           POSSIBL
                                                      E    MEMBER
                                                   POINTS SCORE
POTTING PROCESS (35 POINTS)
PREPARATION OF PLANTS                                10
• Plants selected for quality and uniformity
• Inspects/prunes/grooms damaged parts
• Prunes excess root length
• Handles plants properly
PLACEMENT OF PLANTS IN CONTAINERS                    10
• Plant centered and vertical
• Roots carefully and properly spread
• Plant at proper depth
• Plant roots covered
MEDIA FILLING AND SETTLING                           10
• Sufficient media added
• Media settled by bumping
• Plant remains stable
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                           2
• Plant (variety) name and date
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                              3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter/good organization on work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                            10
Name ____________________                           Score _______
                                                       50 points possible

School ____________________
                                          Contestant Number 31703

            POTTING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                  5
• Overall quality and uniformity of lot
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 31803

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
                              POSSIBL
                                                E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 31903

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32003

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32103

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32203

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32303

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32403

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32503

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32603

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32703

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32803

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 32903

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33003

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33103

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33203

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33303

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33403

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33503

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
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PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33603

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
Name ____________________                               Score _______
                                                           50 points possible

School ____________________
                                              Contestant Number 33703

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA                  8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                     2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                        3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                       10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                      5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)                      POSSIBL
                                                 E    MEMBER
                                              POINTS SCORE
PROPAGATION PROCESS (35 POINTS)
REMOVAL OF CUTTINGS                             5
• Selects best quality, uniform stock
• Cuts at appropriate lengths
• Makes clean cuts
PREPARATION OF CUTTINGS                         10
• Leaves stripped/trimmed/groomed as needed
• Proximity of cuts at nodes
• Angled or wounded basal cut
• Cutting/buds not damaged
APPLICATION OF PROPER HORMONE                   7
Name ____________________                           Score _______
                                                       50 points possible

School ____________________
                                          Contestant Number 33803

      PROPAGATING NURSERY STOCK PRACTICUM
• Sufficient applied and excess removed
• Hormone kept clean
PLACEMENT OF CUTTINGS IN MEDIA              8
• Proper medium depth, as applicable
• Media furrow cut and closed
• Proper sticking depth
• Efficient row and cutting spacing
LABELING OF COMPLETED UNITS                 2
• Plant (variety) name, date, treatment
• Legible
SAFETY PRACTICES APPLIED                    3
• Proper cutting technique
• Tool closed when finished
• Minimal clutter in work area
POTTING PRODUCTIVITY (15 POINTS)
NUMBER OF UNITS COMPLETED                   10
QUALITY OF UNITS COMPLETED                  5
• Uniform size and placement
• Cutting stable in media
TOTAL POINTS (50 POINTS)
          Nursery and Mechanical Assessment and Solutions Practicums

There are two assessment and solutions practicums. Nursery and Mechanical.
These practicums are designed to evaluate participant knowledge of and ability in:
1) assessing the request or problem presented
2) reviewing alternative procedures or courses of action based on individual knowledge
or reference information provided
3) deciding on a solution

These are the problem solving practicums.
Each practicum will consist of 10 multiple choice problems.

The Nursery Assessment and Solutions practicum could include questions on:
Measuring Nursery Stock
One nursery plant will be measured for market size (height, spread or caliper as
appropriate) according to the American Standard for Nursery Stock for BR and B & B
evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs. A caliper and measuring rule will be
provided. Plants presented in containers will be assumed as growing in the field, and a
label will advise on whether it is to be dug BR or B & B. Cut trunk sections may be
presented for larger tree measurements.

Pruning Nursery Stock
One or more nursery plants will be displayed with points marked for possible pruning
cuts. No plant will be actually pruned. Participants are to evaluate each labeled point
and decide if the plant part should be pruned or not for improvement of the plant's
health, form and overall quality. The answer choice then will be the combination of cuts
that should be made.

Problem Solving
Other situations of nursery and landscape plants, supplies or practices where observation
and analysis of the subject and resource materials are involved in the decision-making
process. Example situations may include the following:
* According to the sample label provided, a spill of this chemical must be handled by _?
* From the information provided on these catalog pages, one bag of the designated
medium will fill _ pots of the size and shape presented.
*According to the information provided, which plants in this list would likely need a
protected site for winter survival in the Indianapolis, Indiana area?

Pricing

The Mechanical Assessment and Solutions practicum could include questions on:
Equipment Maintenance
Tools from the list in Phase 3, a part for a tool-and/or an operating maunal will be
presented with answer choices of possible maintennace needs, corrective actions and/or
       Nursery and Mechanical Assessment and Solutions Practicums

operating specifications. Examples of possible choices are low oil, uneven height setting,
blade needs sharpening, incorrect gas:oil ratio provided or replace broken handle.
Equipment will be placed to allow observing all components in the answer choices without
handling the item. If handling should be required, allowance for this will be stated with
that answer choice.

Equipment Parts

Equipment Set Up
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Name ____________________                  Score _______
                                   5 points each - 50 points possible

School ____________________
                              Contestant Number 34304

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                              Contestant Number 34704

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                              Contestant Number 34904

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                              Contestant Number 35004

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                              Contestant Number 35104

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                              Contestant Number 35204

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                              Contestant Number 35404

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                                                                120 preparation
                                                                80 presentation




                  TEAM ACTIVITY SCORE CARD
                                            POSSIBLE   MEMBERS
PREPARATION                                  POINTS     SCORE


Cooperative Teaming

• Leadership Role Clearly Established          10

• Balance of Member Participation              15

• Member Responsibilities Outlined and Assigned 15

• Members Supportive                           10

Problem Identification and Analysis

• Problem/Task Clearly Identified              10

• Goals Set                                    10

• Feasible Solutions Proposed                  10

• Developed a Workable Plan                    10

Forming the Presentation

• Pros and Cons Discussed                      10

• Consensus Reached                            10

• Presentation Plan Developed                  10
School ____________________                      Score _______
                                                    200 points possible
                                                        120 preparation
                                                        80 presentation




                   TEAM ACTIVITY SCORE CARD

PREPARATION TOTAL                     120
                                    POSSIBLE   MEMBERS
PRESENTATION                         POINTS     SCORE


• Proper Solution to Problem/Task     10

• Organization of Information         10

• Knowledge of Subject                10

• Balance of Member Participation     15

• Voice, Grammar, Stage Presence      10

• Quality of Activity Product         15

• Overall Effect                      10

PRESENTATION TOTAL                    80
Evaluation of an existing landscape or comparison of landscapes for public or private use.

Offical Dress is required with an adjustment that girls will be allowed to wear black pants
as circumstances require it. Lack of official dress will result in a 10 point deduction for
team activity.

Team activities will be run in different rooms to allow for completion of team activity in time
allowed. Rooms are to rank their teams 1 and on and the teams are scored in 10 point
increments (200, 190, 180…). There is an allowance to increase an increment to 20 points
as needed.
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