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Cutting Propagation Course Online

Why study this Cutting Propagation course?

Want to learn how to propagate plants by cutting? Want to set up your own propagation area? This cutting propagation course online covers both that and much more! This course will teach you the materials needed for propagation, the factors that affect rooting, proper cutting crops management, and much more.

Study Propagation at Home.

  • A skill in high demand worldwide.
  • Learn what to propagate and how to achieve a high rate of success.
  • Learn to be economically viable in your propagation.
  • A highly desirable course for anyone working in the plant production industry.

Study this cutting propagation course online to develop a well rounded understanding of what affects the success of cutting propagation, and how to improve your results, whatever level or scope of operation you are working at.

Course Aims:

  • To familiarise the student with the principles of propagating plants by cuttings
  • To develop an understanding of how to propagate plants from stem cuttings
  • To develop an understanding of how to propagate plants from non-stem cuttings
  • To develop an understanding of the materials and equipment used for propagating plants from stems
  • To understand the principles of growing media in relation to cutting propagation
  • To understand how and why cuttings form roots. To learn how to manipulate the formation of roots on cuttings
  • To understand the principles for establishing successful plant propagation areas
  • To understand the principles of nursery crop scheduling

 

Lesson Structure

1. Introduction
  • The principles of propagating plants by cuttings.:Importance of cuttings
  • Phenotype vs genotype
  • Why choose cutting propagation
  • Where to get cuttings from
  • Basic cutting technique.
2. Stem cuttings
  • Ease with which tissue forms roots
  • Types of stem cuttings (softwood, hardwood, semi hardwood, herbaceous, tip, heel, nodal, cane etc)
  • Treatments (eg. basal heat, mist, tent, etc)
  • Testing rooting, etc.
3. Non-stem cuttings
  • Leaf cuttings
  • Root cuttings (natural suckering with or without division, Induced suckering, In situ whole root cuttings; ex situ detached root cuttings)
  • Bulb cuttings, scaling and twin scaling, sectioning, basal cuttage.
4. Materials and Equipment
  • Stock plant Quality
  • Criteria for Selecting Plant Material
  • Planting Out Stock Plants
  • Care of Stock Plants
  • Stock Plants for Root Cuttings
  • Disinfecting cutting material
  • Sources of Hypochorite
  • Plant Containers
  • Tools and Equipment
5. Growing Media
  • Propagation media
  • Biological, chemical and physical characteristics of propagation and potting media
  • Testing for toxins
  • Air filled porosity
  • Nutrition Management
  • Potting up cuttings
  • Soil-less mixes, rockwool, etc.
6. Factors affecting Rooting
  • Juvenility
  • Cutting Treatments
  • Hormones & their application; auxins, cytokinins, gibberelins
  • Applying Hormone
  • Anti transparents, acid/base treatments, disinfectants etc
  • Callusing
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Carbon Dioxide Enrichment, etc.
7. Setting up a Propagation Area
  • Creating and managing an appropriate cutting environment in terms of: Water; Disease; Temperature; Light and Air Quality.
  • Greenhouses and other structures, cloches, cold frames, greenhouses, etc
  • Watering methods (mist, fog, capillary etc)
  • Heating, etc.
  • The Nursery Site
8. Management of Cutting Crops
  • Estimating cost of production
  • Efficiencies in Cutting Propagation
  • Keeping records
  • Management

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  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

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    Why study this Cutting Propagation course?

    Want to learn how to propagate plants by cutting? Want to set up your own propagation area? This cutting propagation course online covers both that and much more! This course will teach you the materials needed for propagation, the factors that affect rooting, proper cutting crops management, and much more.

    Study Propagation at Home.

    • A skill in high demand worldwide.
    • Learn what to propagate and how to achieve a high rate of success.
    • Learn to be economically viable in your propagation.
    • A highly desirable course for anyone working in the plant production industry.

    Study this cutting propagation course online to develop a well rounded understanding of what affects the success of cutting propagation, and how to improve your results, whatever level or scope of operation you are working at.

    Course Aims:

    • To familiarise the student with the principles of propagating plants by cuttings
    • To develop an understanding of how to propagate plants from stem cuttings
    • To develop an understanding of how to propagate plants from non-stem cuttings
    • To develop an understanding of the materials and equipment used for propagating plants from stems
    • To understand the principles of growing media in relation to cutting propagation
    • To understand how and why cuttings form roots. To learn how to manipulate the formation of roots on cuttings
    • To understand the principles for establishing successful plant propagation areas
    • To understand the principles of nursery crop scheduling

     

    Lesson Structure

    1. Introduction
    • The principles of propagating plants by cuttings.:Importance of cuttings
    • Phenotype vs genotype
    • Why choose cutting propagation
    • Where to get cuttings from
    • Basic cutting technique.
    2. Stem cuttings
    • Ease with which tissue forms roots
    • Types of stem cuttings (softwood, hardwood, semi hardwood, herbaceous, tip, heel, nodal, cane etc)
    • Treatments (eg. basal heat, mist, tent, etc)
    • Testing rooting, etc.
    3. Non-stem cuttings
    • Leaf cuttings
    • Root cuttings (natural suckering with or without division, Induced suckering, In situ whole root cuttings; ex situ detached root cuttings)
    • Bulb cuttings, scaling and twin scaling, sectioning, basal cuttage.
    4. Materials and Equipment
    • Stock plant Quality
    • Criteria for Selecting Plant Material
    • Planting Out Stock Plants
    • Care of Stock Plants
    • Stock Plants for Root Cuttings
    • Disinfecting cutting material
    • Sources of Hypochorite
    • Plant Containers
    • Tools and Equipment
    5. Growing Media
    • Propagation media
    • Biological, chemical and physical characteristics of propagation and potting media
    • Testing for toxins
    • Air filled porosity
    • Nutrition Management
    • Potting up cuttings
    • Soil-less mixes, rockwool, etc.
    6. Factors affecting Rooting
    • Juvenility
    • Cutting Treatments
    • Hormones & their application; auxins, cytokinins, gibberelins
    • Applying Hormone
    • Anti transparents, acid/base treatments, disinfectants etc
    • Callusing
    • Mycorrhizae
    • Carbon Dioxide Enrichment, etc.
    7. Setting up a Propagation Area
    • Creating and managing an appropriate cutting environment in terms of: Water; Disease; Temperature; Light and Air Quality.
    • Greenhouses and other structures, cloches, cold frames, greenhouses, etc
    • Watering methods (mist, fog, capillary etc)
    • Heating, etc.
    • The Nursery Site
    8. Management of Cutting Crops
    • Estimating cost of production
    • Efficiencies in Cutting Propagation
    • Keeping records
    • Management

    Send me free info pack

      Enrol Now

      • Experienced Tutor support
      • Certificate sent to you
      • Online study (Printed notes available)
      • Self paced - no set timetable
      • 12 months to complete course

      From: $25.00 / week for 26 weeks

      Clear

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