Propagation Vol. 5: Hybridization

Length: 28 minutes

Volume Five of this series focuses on the mechanisms and benefits of plant hybridization. By observing cross-pollination techniques on tomatoes and day lilies, students will be able to replicate or even find new applications for this technology. Hybridization can invigorate plant varieties, and it is also a natural way to create entirely new kinds of plants. By breeding plants from closely related parents, we can improve disease resistance and modify the color, form and flavor of existing species and varieties. This DVD provides a quick review of plant anatomy terms. We then guide viewers step-by-step through the process of selecting suitable parents, cross pollination, emasculation, isolation, seed harvesting, sowing, transplanting and finally evaluating the new hybrid&rsq;s character. Students will easily grasp the skill of hand pollination. After learning the principles of plant hybridization, you will be able improve the fruits, vegetables and landscape plants so vital to our health and our environment.

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San Luis Publishing