Develop your broad skills in plant propagation.
This subject assumes a very general knowledge of basic plant propagation and botany as a prerequisite. With the first lesson you will be sent a video on propagation to refresh your knowledge. The subject is aimed primarily at people who work in the nursery industry, but will be of value to anyone with a broad interest in propagating plants.
Plants are propagated both sexually (from two parents eg. seed & spore) and asexually (from two parents eg. cuttings, grafting, layers, division).
The student will be required to visit and telephone various sites, including relevant workplaces, to observe, inspect or interview employees or management. Through these visits the student will develop an awareness of workplaces and practical applications of the subject.
This course deals with the principles of propagation, and all of these methods; as well as materials and equipment. This is a module from the accredited RHS Diploma and provides credit toward IARC accredited diplomas