HRT301 Plant Propagation (8)

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

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Prerequisites

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.

Syllabus

This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRT301 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Results presentation
5
2
Essay
20
3
Residential school reports
30
4
Final exam
45

Residential School

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

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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