SRJC Course Outlines

9/29/2020 7:44:31 PMHORT 70 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 70Title:  PLANT PROPAGATION  
Full Title:  Plant Propagation
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 92.1

Catalog Description:
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Plant propagation and production practices with emphasis on nursery operations including sexual and asexual reproduction, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, plant pest and disease control; structures and site layout; preparation and use of propagating and planting mediums; use and maintenance of common tools and equipment; regulations pertaining to plant production.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Plant propagation and production practices with emphasis on nursery operations including sexual and asexual reproduction, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, plant pest and disease control; structures and site layout; preparation and use of propagating and planting mediums; use and maintenance of common tools and equipment; regulations pertaining to plant production.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and Eligibility for CS 5 or proficiency in basic productivity software including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AG - EH 116L Plant Propagation / Production SRJC Equivalent Course(s): HORT70

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe and compare commercial practices of plant propagation by seed (sexual) and
    vegetative (asexual) methods.
2.  Explain and apply propagation principles
3.  Demonstrate plant propagation methods including seed, cuttings, grafting, layering, and
    division

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Students will be able to:
1.   Describe and compare the requirements of various sexual and asexual propagation methods
      used in the horticulture industry.
2.   Describe common structures, containers, soil media and other supplies used in commercial plant
      propagation.
3.   Compare sexual and asexual propagation methods for various plant species.
4.   Demonstrate seed sowing techniques for a variety of plant species.
5.   Describe the physiological processes and environmental requirements of seed germination.
6.   Evaluate cuttings collected from stock plants for their likelihood of success in cutting
      propagation.
7.   Describe the physiological processes of wound-healing and root formation in vegetative
      propagation techniques.
8.   Understand the influence of hormone treatments, wounding, and other methods on rooting
      success of cuttings.
9.   Describe the ideal environmental conditions for cutting propagation.
10. Select propagation equipment and structures appropriate for various plant varieties and
      commercial nursery enterprises.
11. Demonstrate proper sanitation procedures in the use of propagation materials and equipment.
12. Analyze propagation methods based on desired outcomes in plant characteristics, uniformity,
      quality and quantity.
13. Implement plant labeling requirements associated with good propagation practices and plant
      patent laws.
14. Demonstrate safe and correct use and care of propagation tools and equipment.
15. Describe and compare types of nurseries based on their propagation methods.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Wholesale Plant Production Operations
II. Introduction to Plant Environmental Requirements
    A. Light
    B. Temperature
    C. Water
    D. Air
    E. Anchorage
    F. Minerals
    G. Photoperiodism and its effect on plant growth
III. General Aspects of Plant Propagation
    A. Objectives in the study of plant propagation
    B. Methods of propagating plants
    C. Basic types of reproduction
IV. Use and Maintenance of Common Propagation and Nursery Tools and Equipment
V.  Sexual Propagation
    A. Principles of sexual propagation and hybridization
         1. Production of flowers
         2. Production of the embryo
         3. Apomixes
         4. Fruit and seed development
         5. The mature seed
    B. The relationship of plant breeding to nursery practices
    C. Seed germination requirements and practice
    D. Seed collection and processing
    E. Discussion of various seed treatment processes
         1. Scarification
         2. Stratification
    F. Transplanting of seedlings
    G. Plug production
VI. Asexual Propagation
    A. Importance and reasons for using asexual propagation
    B. The clone
    C. The plant patent law
    D. Different types of asexual propagation
VII. Cuttings
    A. Requirements of cutting propagation
         1. Moisture
         2. Temperature
         3. Media
         4. Hormones
         5. Disease prevention
         6. Mother stock
    B. Types of cuttings
         1. Hardwood, semi-hardwood, softwood, and herbaceous cuttings
         2. Stem (tip, straight, heel, mallet, cane), leaf (segments, leaf bud, leaf vein, leaf petiole),
              root cuttings
    C. Hardening off of cuttings
    D. Potting and canning cuttings
    E. Seasonal timing and programming of cutting production
VIII. Grafting and Budding
    A. Theoretical aspects
         1. Reasons for Grafting and Budding
         2. Formation of the graft union
         3. Healing of the graft or bud
         4. Polarity in grafting
         5. Grafting incompatibility (rootstock selection, interstock)
         6. Rootstock - scion relationships
    B. Techniques of Grafting
         1. Methods
         2. Tools and materials
         3. Selection and storage of scion wood
         4. Grafting classified according to placement
         5. Aftercare of grafted trees
    C. Techniques of Budding
         1. Methods
         2. Seasonal timing
         3. Wrapping buds
    D. Rootstock selection
         1. Fruiting species
         2. Ornamental species
IX. Other Common Propagation Methods
    A. Layering
    B. Division
X. Micropropagation/Tissue Culture
    A. Overview of micropropagation in horticultural crops
         1. Taking of explants
         2. Culture in sterile media
          3. Multiplication
         4. Transplanting
    B. Micropropagation facilities and techniques
    C. Evaluation of micropropagation methods applied to various horticultural crops
    D. Plants commonly propagated by micropropagation methods
XI. Cultural Considerations of Plant Production
    A. Planting media formulation and usage
    B. Fertilizing and watering of plant stock
    C. Planting and transplanting nursery stock in a variety of containers
    D. Pruning, Pinching, Disbudding
    E. Chemical growth regulation
    F. Controlling insect and disease pests of nursery stock
    G. Preparation of nursery stock for sale
    H. Purchasing nursery stock for growing on or reselling
    I. Labeling/growing standards for retail sales and ads
XII. Propagation and Growing Structures
    A. The greenhouse environment
    B. Cold frames and hot beds
    C. Shade structures and growing blocks
 
NOTE: All topics covered in lecture are also covered in lab.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Weekly reading assignments and homework
2. Lecture quizzes (2 - 12)
3. Research report (1 - 3)
4. Midterm & Final Exam
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab exercises and/or reports (6-16)
2. Propagation project
3. Lab Quizzes (2 - 12)
4. Field trips may be required

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Homework, Research report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Propagation project
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Lab exercises and/or reports
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Lecture and Lab Quizzes, Midterm & Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 20%
Participation including possible field trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices. Davies, Fred and Geneve, Robert and Wilson, Sandra. 9th ed. Pearson. 2018
The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation. 2nd ed. Dirr, Michael and Heuser, Charles. Timber Press. 2006 (classic)
Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers. MacDonald, Bruce. Timber Press. 2006 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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