HORT 90L: PLANT PROPAGATION: BASIC SKILLS
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||12 lecture per quarter (12 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Exhibit understanding of the basic techniques used in plant propagation.
- Demonstrate ability to utilize various propagation techniques in nursery and greenhouse environments.
The student will be able to:
A. Exhibit an understanding of the basic techniques used in plant propagation.
B. List basic terminology associated with plant propagation.
C. Demonstrate the ability to utilize various propagation techniques in nursery and greenhouse environments.
D. Describe media and products used for propagation.
E. Work in a sterile environment.
F. Manage pests.
G. Transplant starts.
H. Recognize the variety of ways plant propagation techniques are utilized by different cultures around the world.
A. Introduction to propagation of plants
1. Sexual propagation techniques
2. Asexual propagation techniques
3. Hybridization versus cultivation
B. Terminology associated with plant propagation
C. Practical application of propagation techniques
5. Division of specialized structures
D. Media and supplements
1. Growing media
4. Plant supplements (vitamins, micro-nutrients, etc.)
E. Techniques for sterile working environments
F. Dealing with pests and diseases
H. Cultural use of propagation techniques around the world
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Students provide seeds, pruning shears with sheath, work boots, leather gloves and clothing for field work.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Student field demonstration of concepts
Plant propagation and production project
Preparation of propagation schedules and crop planning
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Squire, David. Home Gardener's Propagation. 2016.
Kester, Dale, Fred Davies, Robert Genevet, and Hudson Hartmann. Hartmann and Kesters's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices, 8th ed.. 2011.
Although one (or more) of the above texts is older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments will include reading approximately 20 pages per week from the assigned text.
B. There are no writing assignments for this course.