Maricopa Community Colleges  AGS285   19956-20015 
Official Course Description:   MCCCD Approval:  06/27/95
AGS285      19956-20015 LEC
3 Credit(s)
0 Credit(s)
2 Period(s)
3 Period(s)
Propagation of Horticultural Plants
Principles and processes of propagation of crops using seed, budding, grafting, and cuttings in greenhouse structures and open ground. Prerequisites: None.
Go to Competencies    Go to Outline
MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
AGS285   19956-20015 Propagation of Horticultural Plants
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)
Go to Description    Go to top of Competencies
MCCCD Official Course Outline:
AGS285   19956-20015 Propagation of Horticultural Plants
    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
              Go to Description    Go to top of Competencies    Go to top of Outline