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Propagation of Horticultural Plants
Course: AGS285

First Term: 2001 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   2 Period(s)   2 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Principles and processes of propagation of crops using seed, budding, grafting, and cuttings in greenhouse structures and open ground

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the types and purposes of various greenhouse structures. (I)
2. Explain the methods of controlling environmental factors in a greenhouse to enhance plant growth. (I)
3. Identify and describe various media used for plant propagation. (II)
4. Describe the development of seed to sexual maturity. (III)
5. Explain methods and uses of asexual propagation methods, including by cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, and underground root and stem systems. (IV)
6. Explain various aseptic methods of plant propagation. (V)
7. Describe the processes involved in nursery management, including plant care, display, and marketing. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Greenhouse Management
   A. Types of plant growth structures
   B. Manipulation of environmental factors
   C. Maintenance and repair of greenhouse structures
   D. Greenhouse design
   E. Heating and cooling systems
II. Plant Propagation Media
   A. Container media
   B. Preplanting treatment of media
   C. Sanitation procedures
III. Sexual Propagation
   A. Seed development
   B. Purity of seed
   C. Seed production and handling
   D. Sexual maturity of seed
IV. Asexual Propagation
   A. Cuttings
   B. Grafting
   C. Budding
   D. Layering
   E. Underground roots and stems
V. Aseptic Propagation
VI. Nursery Management
   A. Watering
   B. Fertilizing
   C. Transplanting
   D. Pruning
   E. Display and marketing
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  2/27/2001

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