PLHRT 4020

PLHRT 4020

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBIO 2410.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

Comments Offered in odd-numbered years only.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the propagation of plants through seeds, cuttings, grafting, layering, and micropropagation.
  • Recognize how the different environmental conditions, types of plants, and growth stages of plants affect the success of plant propagation.
  • Think critically about plant propagation and the different techniques and applications that are used for its success.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: PLHRT 6020

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19085 PLHRT 4020   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Class will include 2 two-hour lab sessions scheduled at students' convenience during the micropropagation section of course. Enrollment preference is given to SIPS MPS and Plant Sciences undergraduate students.

  • 19086 PLHRT 4020   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person