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AGRI7004 - Plant Propagation

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Title:Plant Propagation
Long Title:Plant Propagation
Module Code:AGRI7004
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Agriculture
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Claire OSullivan Rochford
Module Author: George Murphy
Module Description: This module aims at providing students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for propagation of horticultural and medicinal plants.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss plant propagation from seed
LO2 Describe asexual plant propagation methods.
LO3 Examine the nature of plant propagation media.
LO4 Carry out correct handling operations of plant propagation media.
LO5 Discuss plant propagation in relation to current production best practice
LO6 Complete various propagation methods on plant material
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

11446 BOTA6001 Botany
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Propagation Media
Discussions on the properties and handling of propagation composts, traditional and modern formulations. Nutrition pH water holding and particle size. Media storage handling and mixing.
Seed Propagation
Propagation of plants from seed including: Collection, preparation, storage, dormancy, sowing techniques young plant husbandry and transfer.
Clonal Propagation
Propagation of plants by various vegetative means for clonal propagation of plant material. Mother plant selection and preparation. Propagation environment and adjustment. Handling of propagules for growing on. Introduction of plant micropropagation techniques
Grafting and Budding
Discussion of grafting and budding techniques. Scion and rootstock selection and features, scientific principles of successful technique. Finishing operations and inspection.
Propagation Pests and Disease
Plant cultivation for transplanting and will include the production of plants using traditional and modern scientific techniques. Plant protection using the principles of prevention and IPM. Disease and disorder control using cultural and biological measures. Plant protection using pesticides where cultural and biological control measures have been exhausted.
Harvesting and Storage of Plant Material
Harvesting and storage of vegetative materials for future cultivation. Appropriate technologies to be used in handling, drying, preservation and packaging of such materials
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Plant propagation 1,2,3,5 20.0 Week 6
Written Report Discussion and comparison of plant propagation methods. 1,2,3,5 40.0 Week 11
Practical/Skills Evaluation Propagation skills are discussed or performed and evaluated 1,2,3,4,5,6 40.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Description and discussion of techniques and scientific principles of Propagation 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical operations and techniques in Propagation 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Learner researches material from lectures and labs. Notes and makes observations on propagated material from previous labs. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Description and discussion of techniques and scientific principles of Propagatio 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical operations and techniques in Propagation 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Learner researches material from lectures and labs. Notes and makes observations on propagated material from previous labs. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Hartmann H.T., Kester D.E., Davies F.T. and Geneve R. 2013, Hartmann & Kester's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices, 8th Ed., Pearson [ISBN: 9781292020884]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Michael A. Dirr, Charles W. Heuser Jr. 2006, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation [ISBN: 978-1604690040]
  • Bruce Macdonald 2002, Practical woody plant propagation for nursery growers, Timber Press Portland, Oregon [ISBN: 0881920622]
  • Beyl, C.A., and Trigiano, R.N. 2014, Plant Propagation Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, 2nd Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 9781466503878]
  • Handreck K. and Black N. 2012, Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf, 4th ed Ed., University of New South Wales Press [ISBN: 978-174223082]
  • Kyte L., Kleyn J.G. Scoggins H. and Bridgen M. 2013, Plants from test tubes:An Introduction to Micropropagation, 4th Ed Ed., Timber Press Portland, Oregon [ISBN: 1604692065]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 3 Mandatory
CR_BHORT_7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 2 Mandatory

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