HRT 204: Plant Propagation and Use

Course Code: HRT 204

Credits and Offerings

  • 3 credits (2 lecture and 2 lab hours every week)
  • Spring Semester every year

Course objectives

  • Provide a theoretical and practical understanding of asexual and sexual propagation techniques, crop production systems, and plant use.
  • Introduction to plant identification, genetic variation, selection, and breeding.
  • Hands-on experience in propagation techniques such as rooting of cuttings, micropropagation, grafting, layering, seed germination, and pruning practices.


  • Genetic variation and selection
  • Rooted cuttings
  • Micropropagation
  • Grafting
  • Layering and underground structures
  • Seed collection, quality, and storage
  • Seed germination
  • Plant production systems
  • Introduction to plant ID
  • Plant use


  • Rooting of herbaceous and woody cuttings
  • Priming and pregermination of seeds
  • Seed moisture effects
  • Air layering
  • Micropropagation/Tissue culture
  • Scarification and stratification of seeds
  • Oral presentation
  • Plant ID
  • Pruning practices