Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    Feb 22, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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PLHRT 4020 - Plant Propagation

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: PLBIO 2410 . Offered in odd-numbered years only. Co-meets with PLHRT 6020 .

M. Bridgen.

Plant propagation, the multiplication of plants, is both a science and an art. This class will introduce the principles, practices and techniques of sexual and asexual propagation of horticultural plants. Emphasis is placed on learning the techniques that are involved with the many aspects of plant propagation as well as the science behind the methods. The art of plant propagation will be learned through hands-on experiences with seed propagation, cutting propagation, grafting & budding systems, layering, specialized plant structures (bulbs, corms, etc.), and tissue culture for micropropagation. In addition, propagation media, greenhouse environmental control and management, and plant care, as they relate to propagation, will be emphasized. The science behind the methods that are learned will be explained in order to develop a better understanding of plant propagation and how to make it successful. This knowledge base and the practical, hands-on experiences will give students the ability to better solve problems that arise during the propagation and growth of plants.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in the propagation of plants through seeds, cuttings, grafting, layering, and micropropagation.

Outcome 2: Recognize how the different environmental conditions, types of plants, and growth stages of plants affect the success of plant propagation.

Outcome 3: Think critically about plant propagation and the different techniques and applications that are used for its success.

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