Propagation of Ornamental Plants

Subject HORT20016 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
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This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 24 hours of tutorials/practical sessions
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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Core Participation Requirements:

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Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject will describe a range of propagation methods for ornamental and cultivated plants. Students will apply specific plant propagation methods and techniques for the multiplication of cultivated plants in containers and field environments. Content includes principles and practices of propagating plants by seed, cuttings, grafting, division, layering and micro-propagation.


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One two-hour written examination (40%), two written assignments equivalent to 5000 words 60% (one due mid-semester, one at the end of the semester).

Prescribed Texts:

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Recommended Texts:

  • Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf (K A Handreck and N D Black), 3rd edn, NSW University Press, 2002
  • Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation Principles and Practices (H T Hartmann, D E Kester, F Davies and R L Geneve), 7th edn, Prentice-Hall Inc, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 2002
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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