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Care and Handling Exam

True or False: The single most important element in post harvest flower care and handling is temperature.

Answer: True

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Which is not a true about a properly maintained cooler?

It decreases damaging effects of ethylene

It increases respiration

It increases flower life

     

    Answer: It increases respiration

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    What shouldn’t you store in a cooler unless it sealed in an airtight container.

    Fruits like apples and pears

    Cutting tools

    Your money

     

    Answer: Fruits like apples and pears

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    Pick the proper temperature range for a cooler

    39-41 degrees F (4-5 Celsius)

    34-38 degrees F (1-3 Celsius)

    43-46 degrees F (6-8 Celsius)

       

      Answer: 34-38 degrees (1-3 Celsius)

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      If you don’t have a tropical cooler what temperature should you store tropicals?

      Room temperature

      In your sauna

      In the coldest part of your cooler

       

      Answer: 

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      The most effective cleaner for buckets will have

      A disinfectant, cleaner, and deodorizer with residual effect that you don’t rinse

      Lime juice

      Alum

       

      Answer: 

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      True or False: It is always best to cut flower stems under water.

      Answer: False

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      What's the best water temperature to process flowers in for storage.

      Cold water

      Water that’s just hot enough you can’t put your hand in it

       

      Answer: 

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      Which of these 3 ingredients is not in a hydration solution?

      Ingredients to keep the stem free flowing

      Acidifiers

      Sugars

       

      Answer: 

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      True or false: Cutting a flower stem at an angle helps increase solution up-take.

      Answer: False

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      True or false: Water quality has no effect on flower food effectiveness

      Answer: False

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      True or False: Softened water is better for flowers than adding a flower food.

      Answer: False

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      True or False: Flower food is just as effective at half, regular, or double strength

      Answer: False

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      True or False: you cannot cut a stem if you are putting it in express flower food.

      Answer: False

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      True or false: hydrangeas will last longest if you just put them in plain water.

      Answer: False

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      If you need a brick of foam soaked and are short of time you should

      Plunge the brick to speed up soaking time

      Walk away and wait for it to naturally soak and think about taking a time management class

       

      Answer: 

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      If you send out a arrangement with properly mixed flower food in it. What should you tell the customer?

      Add water daily

      Add water once the arrangement is dry

      Add properly mixed flower food with the flower food packet supplied to the arrangement

       

      Answer: 

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      What is not true about finishing touch and crowning glory?

      Both are an insurance policy to help prolong flower life

      Finishing touch provides nutrients to the flower and crowning glory coats the flower to hold in moisture

      You can mix both together or dilute with water if you need to

       

      Answer: 

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      On average, Foam costs in an arrangement is around what percentage of the total costs of goods?

      3%

      13%

      23%

       

      Answer: 

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      On average Flower food in an arrangement is around what percentage of the total cost of goods?

      1%

      10%

      15%

       

      Answer: