Plant Propagation
$15.99

Plant Propagation

By Thelma McCatty-Cover
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Book Description

‘Plant Propagation’ is a comprehensive instructional text for persons who wish to improve their ability to propagate a wide range of plants. It introduces the principles underlying plant propagation and provides detailed practical guidance on sexual and vegetative propagation methods and on caring for newly propagated plants. The information is presented in clear, easy to follow language with numerous photographs, illustrations, review questions and suggested readings, all designed to retain your interest and support self-directed learning.
This is the third publication in the Calyx Vocational Agriculture Series and addresses the learning requirements for senior secondary and junior college students who are pursuing Levels 1 and 2 vocational qualifications. Practical exercises geared toward competency assessments are provided in 2 separate workbooks, namely: Workbook 3.1 - Provide Propagation Support; and Workbook 3.2 - Plan and Perform Propagation Activities.

Table of Contents
  • PREFACE
  • Section 1 - Underlying PriNciples
  • 1.1 INTRODUCTION TO PLANT PROPAGATION
  • 1.2 PLANT CLASSIFICATION
  • 1.3 EXTERNAL PLANT STRUCTURE
  • 1.4 PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
  • 1.5 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • SECTION 2 – RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 2.1 TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
  • 2.2 PROPAGATION STRUCTURES
  • 2.3 PROPAGATION MEDIA
  • 2.4 CONTAINERS
  • 2.5 STOCK PLANTS
  • 2.6 ROOTING AIDS
  • 2.7 CROP CARE PRODUCTS
  • 2.8 RECORD KEEPING
  • 2.9 STORAGE
  • 2.10 HYGIENE AND SANITATION
  • review questions
  • Section 3 - Seed Propagation
  • 3.1 SEED COLLECTION AND TREATMENTS
  • 3.2 SOWING
  • 3.3 SEEDLING QUALITY
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • Section 4 – vegetative propagation
  • 4.1 COLLECTING MATERIALS
  • 4.2 CUTTINGS
  • 4.3 LAYERING
  • 4.4 DIVISION
  • 4.5 GRAFTING
  • REVIEW QUESTIONS
  • Section 5 - Care of newly propagated material
  • 5.1 WATERING
  • 5.2 FERTILIZING
  • 5.3 THINNING OUT
  • 5.4 CONTROLLING PESTS AND DISEASES
  • 5.5 HARDENING-OFF AND TRANSPLANTING
  • 5.6 PROBLEM AREAS
  • review questions
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDIX 1
  • APPENDIX 2
  • APPENDIX 3
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • Mica review on April 15, 2020

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