Course Code : ABF 313
Course Title : Plant Propagation and Nursery Production
Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2 -2
Course Description:The theoretical part of the course encompasses the following topics: Biology of plant propagation, the propagationenvironment, seed development, principles and practices of seed selection, techniques of seed production and handling, propagation fromseeds, vegetative propagation (introductory note), propagation with cuttings, grafting, layering: propagation by specialized stems and roots,micro propagation, principles and practices of clonal selection. Lab exercises are dealing with the following subjects: Seed dormancy, seedgermination, and preparation of stock solution and tissue media for micro propagation, application of micro propagation. The course alsoincludes a certain number of field trips in nurseries and State propagation premises. The course additionally encompasses the testing of thestudents on a weekly basis through multiple-choice questions, adopted and translated by Hartmanand Kester’s book ‘Plant propagation’.
Textbooks and supplementary books:
Class Participation 10%,
Mid-term Examination 30%,
Final Examination 50%,