Thunder Bay • Orillia

Honours Bachelor of Science (Water Resource Science Major)(TB) - Plant Propagation

Biology 4512 Plant Propagation
The theory and practice of plant propagation using seeds, asexual methods (cuttings, grafting, layering, runners, bulbs, rhizomes and tubers) and tissue culture are examined. Environmental factors controlling propagation including light, water, temperature, nutrients, as well as both beneficial and detrimental organisms will be discussed and methods used to control these factors scrutinized. Emphasis will be placed on applying propagation methods to the production of Northern crops such as blueberries, cranberries and wild rice. Laboratory exercises will concentrate on assessing the growth performance of plants in various soil media, soil analysis, seed germination and asexual propagation methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 1130
Offering: 2-3; or 2-3
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences