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 Course Title:   Plant Propagation

 Title Abbreviation:   PLANT PROPAGATION

 Department:    ENVAG

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Propagation of plants from vegetative and reproductive tissues and organs. Plant propagation techniques are used to multiply selected plants and preserve their essential genetic characteristics and is essential to the success of production agriculture, ornamental horticulture, and native species. Covers the concepts of sexual and asexual plant propagation, seed collecting, and the principles and techniques of propagation by seed and cuttings along with techniques for laboratory, greenhouse, and orchard propagation. Includes handling, preparation, treatment and rooting of cuttings; grafting tools and preparation of grafts; and a field trip to examine how micropropagation in tissue culture is accomplished.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for plant structure and physiology.
  2. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for propagative structure and environment.
  3. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for asexual & sexual propagation (grafting, budding, cutting, tissue culture; specialized roots, stems & leaves).
  4. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for aseptic plant culture (seed anatomy & physiology; seed germination & viability).
  5. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for special propagation considerations.
  6. Understand explanations, methods, and performance for data collection and interpretation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Plant structure and physiology.
  2. Propagative structure and environment.
  3. Asexual & sexual propagation (grafting, budding, cutting, tissue culture; specialized roots, stems & leaves).
  4. Aseptic plant culture (seed anatomy & physiology; seed germination & viability).
  5. Special propagation considerations.
  6. Data collection and interpretation.