PCC/ CCOG / LAT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for LAT 109

Course Number:
LAT 109
Course Title:
Plant Propagation
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers propagation techniques in hardwood, softwood and conifer cuttings; budding and grafting; layering; division; seed sowing; as well as an overview of propagation facilities, irrigation and pest control. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

This course combines the major propagation methods related to ornamental plant propagation. Lecture is followed by lab exercises demonstrating both knowledge and skills.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Specific principles and practices are covered in lecture and demonstrated with student participation in the lab portion. The application of these principles and practices prepares the student for employment or self-employment in the nursery production industry.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written mid-term and final exams
  • Attendance and participation
  • Journal

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Propagation of plants by hardwood stem cuttings
  • Cutting selection
  • Rooting medium and container selection
  • Preparation of cuttings prior to placing in rooting medium
  • Principles of propagation by grafting
  • Principles of propagation by seed
  • Propagation by layering
  • Propagation by division
  • Propagation of roots
  • Propagation by leaf cuttings
  • Propagation by leaf and bud cuttings