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Course Description

Plant propagation is the process of growing new plants. Take an in-depth exploration of the the methods of propagation and the conditions for growing a variety of plants. You will examine techniques and requirements for seed production, cuttings, division, grafting, budding and layering.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the basic principles and techniques of plant propagation as used in the horticulture industry
  • Analyze and choose the correct propagation method for common plants
  • Determine the best storage and seed treatments to maximize germination
  • Identify the plant structures and how they are involved in propagation
  • Identify and describe the procedures for a successful rooted cutting
  • Explain the use of graft techniques and know the procedure for a successful graft

Course Topics

  • Sexual Propagation
  • Asexual Propagation/Physiology
  • Asexual Propagation/Grafting
  • Asexual Propagation/Division and Specialized Stems
  • Micropropagation and Tissue Culture

Additional Requirements

  • This course is intended for adult learners who are at least 18 years of age.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • You can expect to spend 8 to 12 hours per week to complete the course content, readings, activities, discussions and assignments.

Nursery Production and Plant Propagation complete an area of focus in Nursery Production.

Do not enrol in this course if you have successfully completed Plant Propagation (310-0016).

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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*Course details are subject to change.

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