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  Plant propagation -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plant propagation is the process of artificially or naturally propagating (distributing or spreading) (A living organism lacking the power of locomotion) plants.
Plants have a number of mechanisms for asexual or (additional info and facts about vegetative reproduction) vegetative reproduction, these have been taken advantage of by (An expert in the science of cultivating plants (fruit or flowers or vegetables or ornamental plants)) horticulturists, and gardeners to produce plants rapidly.
Plants are produced using material from a single parent and as such there is no exchange of genetic material, therefore vegetative propagation methods almost always produces plants that are identical the parent.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/pl/plant_propagation.htm   (354 words)

 Landscape Plant Propagation Workbook: Unit I. General Principles of Plant Propagation
Sexual propagation is multiplication of plants from seed, and asexual, or vegetative, propagation involves starting a new plant from some vegetative part of a parent plant.
Woody plants are perennial, meaning their life extends over several years, and woody plants that produce seed usually do so every year after they mature and the environmental factors are favorable.
Plants in a juvenile stage of growth may have leaf and growth habits different from desirable characteristics in a mature form of the plant.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MG274   (3336 words)

 UACES: Publications: Plant Propagation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Plant propagation is the controlled reproduction of plants by man. Two basic methods of plant propagation are sexual (seed) and asexual (vegetative).
Layering is a method of plant propagation used to induce plant stems to root while still attached to the mother plant.
As a general rule, plants that bloom in spring should be divided in the fall (peonies, iris, bleeding hearts), while plants that bloom in the fall should be divided in the spring (chrysanthemums, asters).
www.uaex.edu /Other_Areas/publications/HTML/FSA-6024.asp   (2200 words)

Asexual propagation does not involve exchange of genetic material, so it almost always produces plants that are identical to a single parent.
Both woody and herbaceous plants are asexually propagated by cuttings of stems, leaves and roots.
When a plant patent is filed, it is illegal for anyone to propagate the plant for 17 years without written permission from the patent holder.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /mg/manual/prop2.htm   (2612 words)

Sexual propagation of plants involves the exchange of genetic material between parents to produce a new generation.
Propagation by seed is the most commonly known method of producing new plants.
Planting these seeds directly in the garden may be a waste of time and effort if germination rate is very low.
www.hcs.ohio-state.edu /mg/manual/prop.htm   (3079 words)

 Landscape Plant Propagation Workbook: Unit IV. Propagation by Division
This workbook is intended to be used in conjunction with a video-taped presentation on landscape plant propagation by division.
The two basic types of plants propagated by division are those with a clumping growth habit and those with specialized storage organs, often termed bulbous plants.
Propagation of tubers involves either planting the entire tuber or cutting the tuber into pieces, each containing I to 3 buds and 1 to 2 ounces of nutrient and carbohydrate reserve when possible.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MG361   (1989 words)

 Methods of Propagation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Propagating plants is one of the most rewarding, easy, and economical ways of increasing your plant stock.
Spring blooming plants should be divided in the fall, and fall blooming plants should be divided in the spring.
The stem of the parent plant is called the rootstock and the stem you are joining to it is called the scion.
www.mrgrow.com /Tips/tip597.htm   (1173 words)

 Plant Propagation by Layering: Instructions for the Home Gardener
This method of vegetative propagation is generally successful, because water stress is minimized and carbohydrate and mineral nutrient levels are high.
Plants that produce stolons or runners are propagated by severing the new plants from their parent stems.
Plants with rosetted stems often reproduce by forming new shoots, called offshoots, at their base or in the leaf axles.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /depts/hort/hil/hil-8701.html   (1132 words)

 BioponicAGS - Plant Propagation Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
® is the method of accelerating the growth of plants in an oxygen-rich environment, without soil, where the plant's root zone is suspended in a growing chamber and intermittently pulse-misted with a nutrient solution.
This wasteful process causes distress in plants and is a primary cause of toxic agricultural pollution with hydroponics.
To achieve a similar plant in size that can be achieved in the Airponic process in weeks can take as long as 3 years with tissue culture.
www.bioponicags.com /pages/tech.html   (1565 words)

 Propagating House Plants; G77-337-A   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Propagating house plants in the home is an inexpensive and enjoyable hobby.
House plants may be propagated asexually, in which all new plants will be identical, in most cases, to the parent plant, or sexually, where the new plants will not necessarily be identical to the parent plants.
Plants grown from seeds take longer to reach maturity but are less costly than purchasing commercially available house plants.
ianrpubs.unl.edu /horticulture/g337.htm   (1402 words)

 Methods of Plant Propagation
Cuttings involve rooting a severed piece of the parent plant; layering involves rooting a part of the parent and then severing it; and budding and grafting are joining two plant parts from different varieties.
Propagation from the following plant parts can be considered a modification of layering, as the new plants form before they are detached from their parent plants.
Plants with a rosetted stem often reproduce by forming new shoots at their base or in leaf axils.
www.mastergardenproducts.com /gardenerscorner/new_page_4.htm   (3020 words)

 Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture - The Plant Propagation Centre
Plantlets accepted for propagation at the Centre are subdivided, and daughter plantlets are tested thoroughly for viral, viroid and bacterial pathogens.
The Plant Propagation Centre houses the Canadian Potato Variety Repository, an extensive bank of varieties and seedlings currently available in Canada.
The Plant Propagation Centre was established in 1983 and expanded in 1990.
www.gnb.ca /0029/10/0029100006-e.asp   (643 words)

 The Gardener's Network - A to Z's of Home Gardening : Plant Propagation
Plant propagation is defined as the process of reproducing or creating a new plant or seedling.
Plant propagation is an important part of gardening, whether outdoors or with your indoor houseplants.
When you have a great plant, and you want to create a new one "just like it" for yourself or a friend, you need to know about plant propagation.
www.gardenersnet.com /atoz/propagate.htm   (962 words)

 AZ Master Gardener Manual: Plant Propagation
Plant propagation is the process of multiplying the numbers of a species, perpetuating a species, or maintaining the youthfulness of a plant.
Asexual propagation involves taking a part of one parent plant and causing it to regenerate itself into a new plant.
The advantages of sexual propagation are that it may be cheaper and quicker than other methods; it may be the only way to obtain new varieties and hybrid vigor; in certain species, it is the only viable method for propagation; and it is a way to avoid transmission of certain diseases.
ag.arizona.edu /pubs/garden/mg/propagation   (199 words)

 AZ Master Gardener Manual: Grafting
Grafting and budding are methods of asexual plant propagation that join plant parts so they will grow as one plant.
Although technical procedures for aseptic culture of plant cells, tissues, and organs are as diverse as the plant material on which they are practiced, a simplified general procedure can be followed in the home.
Gradually remove the bag to acclimate the plants to their new environment; start with one hour per day and gradually increase time out of the bag over a two-week period until the plants are strong enough to dispense with the bag altogether.
ag.arizona.edu /pubs/garden/mg/propagation/grafting.html   (1937 words)

 Plant Propagation in the Low Desert
Includes a plant encyclopedia (with photographs) profiling 300 annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs and lists the basic growing needs of each plant including germination and growing temperature, light requirements and soil requirements.
Covers all phases of plant propagation (seeds, cuttings, grafting, budding, layering, division, tissue culture, micro-propagation) and considers each type of propagation from a theoretical and applied aspect.
The introduction reviews the the elements of plant physiology and botany which are essential for understanding plant propagation principles.
ag.arizona.edu /maricopa/garden/html/library/ref-prop.htm   (430 words)

 Cal's Plant of the Week
The plants are well watered and allowed to dry slightly before watering again.
As the plants mature, they need to be re-potted every couple of years.
Cal's Plant of the Week is provided as a service by the University of Oklahoma Department of Botany & Microbiology and specifically Cal Lemke, who is OU's botany greenhouse grower and an avid gardener at home as well.
www.plantoftheweek.org   (354 words)

 Plant propagation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
plant hybridization project that aims to benefit California’s floriculture industry is entering its second phase at California State University, Fresno this fall.
Following successful efforts to establish DNA "markers" for two species of the hibiscus plant, research specialist Maria Jenderek and plant science professor Arthur Olney will attempt to create a new hybrid containing the "best" characteristics of both.
What could result is a hardy new landscape plant that would add brilliant color to the landscapes of inland California homes.
cati.csufresno.edu /cit/upda/97/fall/plant_propagation.html   (470 words)

 Sesbania tomentosa ('Ohai)
In the wild, a single plant can cover a large area, but in cultivation it will tend to be under 10 feet in diameter.
When you are ready to plant the seeds, soak them in water for several hours or overnight.
Scarification (penetration of the seed coat) can be done using a clippers, file or sandpaper, or by cracking the seeds with a hammer being careful not to damage the end where the seed will sprout.
www2.hawaii.edu /~eherring/hawnprop/ses-tome.htm   (483 words)

 Plant Propagation
Stem cuttings from most types of plants can be rooted in seven to fourteen days, producing a plant which is an exact genetic duplication of the original plant.
Plants started in this way will mature much earlier than ones started from seed, saving valuable time and producing shorter, bushier plants.
Asexual propagation is an invaluable tool used for many commercial greenhouse crops, as well as for hobby gardens.
www.tps.com.au /hydroponics/propagat.htm   (622 words)

 Amazon.com: American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation: The Fully Illustrated Plant-by-Plant Manual of Practical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
All the information you could ever possibly want in order to propagate virtually any plant or tree or cactus or succulent that might be growing on said desert island is to be found somewhere between the covers of this marvelous, informative book.
Individual plants within each section are addressed alphabetically.
AHS Plant Propagation tells you which seeds need special treatment before sowing and how to provide the conditions to ensure a good rate of germination.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0789441160?v=glance   (1683 words)

 The Society for Growing Australian Plants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Commercial propagating nurseries generally use "bottom heat" to improve the success of both seed germination and the striking of cuttings.
A disadvantage, however, is that some plants react poorly to having the foliage continually wet and develop fungal diseases which can kill the seedlings and cuttings.
For the home propagator who produces only a small quantity of plants, the simplest method is to invest in one of the commercial, self-contained systems that can be obtained from larger nurseries.
farrer.riv.csu.edu.au /ASGAP/propagat.html   (730 words)

 Plant propagation at Free Plants
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 Introducing Rooting Hormones - Plant Propagation from Cuttings
To produce a plant which is genetically identical to the mother plant clonal (vegetative) propagation is needed.
Propagation by the rooting of cuttings (adventitious root formation), root cuttings and division, stooling, layering, grafting and budding, and similar techniques can produce the desired clonal results.
Plants propagated from cuttings have the same characteristics as the parent plant.
www.rooting-hormones.com   (1463 words)

 Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Bibliography
Unpublished paper on propagation of selected native Hawaiian and Polynesian introduced plants: Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Criley, Richard A. Propagation of indigenous and endemic ornamental Hawaiian plants.
Koob, Gregory A. Pohinahina: a tried-and-true native landscape plant.
pdcs.ctahr.hawaii.edu:591 /hawnprop/biblio.htm   (1862 words)

 Lesson Exchange: Plant Propagation (all, Science)
The plant may be a house plant, a landscape plant or a wild plant.
Once you have selected a plant and a method of propagation, start a laboratory journal in which you keep records concerning the method of propagation, the treatment, and the success (or failure) of your plant.
Be sure it includes a physical description of the plant as well as information on its climate zone, light requirements, soil types, best time to plant, what the plant is typically used for, etc.
www.teachers.net /lessons/posts/624.html   (681 words)

 House Plant Propagation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Know what methods work with a particular plant then use the one that seems to be the most effective.
Air layering is useful when plants become too large for their growing area.
A crowded plant can be removed from its pot and cut into two or more sections.
web1.msue.msu.edu /msue/imp/modop/00001606.html   (875 words)

 Plant Propagation and Landscape Makeovers
Every gardener needs to learn how to successfully propagate a wide range of plants or they will be forced to invest large sums of money in their yards.
The Complete Book of Plant Propagation, edited by Charles W. Heuser, and published by Taunton Press in 1997 is an essential reference book for gardeners of all skills and abilities.
Use of runners, offsets and plantlets (water plant section) — using these in propagating is both described verbally and with illustrations.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/enabling_garden/88125   (427 words)

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