Plant Propagation - Rosholt School District

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Transcript Plant Propagation - Rosholt School District

Plant Propagation
By: Johnny M. Jessup
Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor
• What is plant propagation?
• The reproduction or increasing in number
of plants.
• Can be done in one of two ways….
• Sexual.
• Asexual.
Sexual or Seed Propagation
Sexual Propagation
• The propagation or reproducing of
plants from seeds.
Sexual Propagation
• Pollen is transferred
from the anther to
the stigma.
• Fertilization occurs
and seeds are
Parts of a Seed
Parts of the Seed
Parts of the Seed
• Seeds are made up
of 3 main parts….
• Seed Coat.
• Endosperm.
• Embryonic Plant.
Planting Seeds
• Planting depth depends on the size of the
• The larger the seed, the deeper it is planted.
• Example: Petunia seeds are planted shallower
than beans, tomatoes, or marigolds because they
are the smallest.
• Small seeds should be watered by
bottom soaking.
Planting Seeds
• Seeds are directly seeded when they are planted in
the soil where they will grow to a saleable size.
• Germination flats are used if they are to be
transplanted at a later time.
• When reusing germination flats, be sure to sterilize
the flats and soil.
• Germination rate is the % that sprout.
• Example: 75 out of 100 = 75%
• Rates affected by….
Seed viability.
Type of plant.
Quality of seed.
Transplanting Seedlings
• Seedlings are the small plants.
• Transplant when first true leaves appear
• Held by the true leaves rather than the stems to
prevent stem bruising which will kill the plant.
Hardening Off
• The reducing of humidity and water to make
the environment more like the outside.
Advantages of Sexual Propagation
• Fast way to get many plants.
• Easy to do.
• Economical.
Disadvantages of Sexual Propagation
• Some plants, especially hybrids, do not
reproduce true to parents.
• Some plants are difficult to propagate from
Asexual Propagation
Asexual Propagation
• The use of growing parts other than seeds to
reproduce plants.
• The types are….
Tissue Culture
Rooting from Cuttings
• Rooting media should be about 4 inches deep.
• Best time of day to take cuttings is early
morning because plants have more moisture.
Rooting from Cuttings
• The three main
types of cuttings
• Stem
• Leaf
• Root
Stem Cuttings
• The taking of a piece of
stem to reproduce plants.
• Use a rooting hormone
with fungicide to….
• Speed up root
• Prevent root rot.
Leaf Cuttings
• The use of leaves and sections of leaves
to reproduce plants.
• Done from herbaceous plants.
• Veins must be cut!!!
Root Cuttings
• The use of roots to reproduce plants.
• Should be spaced 3 inches apart in the
rooting area.
• The rooting of plant parts while they
are still attached to the “parent” plant.
• The types are….
• Air Layering.
• Trench Layering.
• Mound Layering.
Air Layering
• Also called Chinese
• Area of plant is girdled
and surrounded by a
moist growing
medium that is sealed
in polyethylene film.
Trench Layering
• Mother plant is bent
to the ground and
• Plants form at each
node on covered
Mound Layering
• Rooted plant is cut
off at the soil level.
• As the season
progresses, soil is
added to cover the
growing shoots.
• After 1 year, the
shoots are rooted
and removed from
the parent plant.
Division & Separation
• Cutting or pulling apart of….
• Joining separate plant parts together so that
they form a union and grow together to make
one plant.
• Scion
• Piece of plant at the top
of the graft.
• Rootstock
• The piece of the plant at the
root or bottom of the graft.
Grafting Methods
• Scion & rootstock are the same size:
Whip & tongue
Grafting Methods
wedge graft
whip & tongue graft
splice graft
approach graft
Grafting Methods
• Scion is smaller than the rootstock:
Bark inlay.
Grafting Methods
cleft graft
notch graft
side graft
bark inlay graft
• A form of grafting when a bud is used.
• Faster or quicker than grafting.
• The 3 main methods are….
• Patch budding.
• T-budding.
• Chip budding.
Patch Budding
Chip Budding
Tissue Culture
• Must have a sterile
• Get the most plants
in a short time.
• True to parent
Advantages to Asexual Propagation
• Plants mature in shorter time.
• Some plants do not produce viable
• New plants are same as parent plant.
Disadvantages to Asexual Propagation
• Some methods require special
equipment & skills….
• Such as grafting.
• Cuttings detach plant parts from water
and nutrient source.
• Some plants are patented….
• Making propagation illegal.
Biotechnology in Horticulture
What is Biotechnology?
• The use of cells or components (parts) of
cells to produce or processes.
Methods of Biotechnology
• Tissue Culture
• Also called
• Uses the terminal
shoots or leaf buds
in a sterile or aseptic
environment on agar
gel or other nutrientgrowing media to
produce thousands
of identical plants.
Methods of Biotechnology
• Cloning
• Genetically generating offspring from
non-sexual tissue.
Methods of Biotechnology
• Genetic Engineering
• Movement of genetic
information in the
form of genes from
one cell to another
cell to modify or
change the genetic
Benefits of Biotechnology
• Produce many identical
plants in a short time.
• Increase disease and
insect resistance.
• Increase tolerance to
heat or cold.
• Increase weed
• Increase tolerance to
• Improve environment.
• Increase production.
• Other genetic changes.
Designed By:
• Johnny M. Jessup; FFA Advisor
• Hobbton High School