HRT301 Plant Propagation (8)


This subject is a study of the theoretical and practical aspects of the commercial propagation of amenity horticultural plants.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
Distance*Wagga Wagga Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRT301
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

BIO126 or BIO127 or AGR156 or PSC102 or PSC103

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to explain the theoretical aspects of a variety of sexual and asexual plant propagation techniques;
- be able to describe the relative advantages and disadvantages of various plant propagation techniques; and
- be able to accurately display practical proficiency in a variety of plant propagation techniques.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The uses, techniques and relative advantages and disadvantages of:
- seed propagation
- cuttings propagation
- layering
- budding and grafting - bench and field techniques
- propagation using bulbs, corms, tubers, etc
- tissue culture propagation

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 3 day residential school. The residential school provides a hands on approach to the theory taught.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.