SEED PROPAGATION LABORATORIES AT PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
Chiko Haramaki and David Beattie
At The Pennsylvania State University there are three plant propagation courses, each at a different level. The first one is for our two year diploma students and it emphasizes the practical with some theory. The course for the four year baccalaureate students stresses the principles as well as the practices. The graduate level course is primarily theoretical in which reports are give on specific topics is followed by discussion.
Students who take these courses are primarily horticulture students but others come from agricultural education, forestry, plant pathology, agronomy, and other plant sciences as well as students who are just interested in the propagation of plants.
The main objectives of the baccalaureate course are to develop an understanding of the basic principles of plant propagation, to develop the ability to propagate plants, to develop the ability to evaluate experimental results and to determine and apply these techniques. Another important aspect is to encourage their
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