Plant Propagation details the major aspects and fundamental principles of the propagation of higher plants, using sexual and asexual propagation techniques. Reference to specific plants may be used as examples, however this course will not deal with specific propagation methods for individual species. General techniques and requirements for seed production, cuttings, division, grafting, budding and layering are discussed. A brief introduction to tissue culture and micropropagation is discussed.
Nursery and greenhouse personnel interested in effectively propagating healthy crops while generating a positive financial return.
- Flower, seed development and germination
- Seed Production and Propagation - Pollination, viability, dormancy and the environment
Asexual Propagation - Cuttings
- Physiology of Cuttings - Physiology and chemistry of rooting; factors affecting successful rooting
- Herbaceous Cuttings - Stem, leaf and root cuttings
- Woody Cuttings - Evergreen and deciduous trees
Asexual Propagation - Grafting and Budding Techniques
- Physiology of Grafting and Budding - Reasons to graft; formation of the graft union; graft incompatibility
- Grafting and Budding - Tools; grafting techniques; budding techniques
Asexual Propagation - Division and Layering
- Division and Layering
- Specialized Stems and Roots - Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes and tuberous roots
Micropropagation and Tissue Culture
- Cultural requirements; stages of micropropagation; techniques
|Assignments (2)||15% each|
|Quizzes (4)||15% each|
*Grading Scheme subject to change.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Growing Plants for Profit Certificate : Required Courses