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.
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for certificate
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
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