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Plant Propagation and Nursery

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Plant Propagation

Propagation Methods

Propagation media

Propagation by Cutting

Propagation by Layering

Propagation by Grafting and Budding

Nursery and Nursery Management


Propagation is a way of multiplying plant species. It is being practiced for production and maintenance of plant seedling. These seedlings are used for commercial production. Various methods are used for propagating useful plants. Different plants are propagated by different methods with the main objective of multiplication of a particular plant species. For completing needs of growing population, multiplication of useful plant is very important. Hence, it is necessary to learn the methods of propagation and nursery techniques of raising different plants.


After going this lesson, you will be able to:

  • explain techniques of propagation.
  • learn different methods of propagation.
  • acquire techniques of development and management of nursery.


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