OT-About Embryo Rescue Technique and etc.

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Mon, 10 Aug 2009 10:55:10 PDT

I don't think you are going to learn about plant breeding and embryo  
rescue in any master gardening set of courses.  Here are the courses  
taught here in Victoria B.C. Canada:

	• Botany - Nomenclature, plant structure and chemistry
	• Plant Identification I - Evergreen trees and shrubs
	• Soils I - Soil texture, structure, fertility, pH and how these  
factors relate to plant health
	• Plant Identification II - Evergreen shrubs and perennials
	• Soils II - Soil tests, amendments, mulches, cultural practices,  
soil/water relations, how they affect plant health
	• Plant Identification III - Perennials and groundcovers
	• Water, Soils and Plant Health - Strategies for remediation of  
drainage and erosion problems
	• Propagation and Houseplants - Propagation from cuttings and seed,  
popular houseplants, common cultural and pest problems
	• Vegetables - Cultivation of common garden vegetables
	• Plant Diseases - Causes, identification and control (IPM) of common  
diseases of ornamental plants
	• Plant Pests - Causes, identification and control (IPM) of common  
landscape pests
	• Weeds - Causes, identification and control (IPM) of common  
landscape weeds
	• Integrated Pest Management - Principles and practice of IPM in the  
	• Rhododendrons / Roses - Cultivation, diseases, pruning, & varieties  
for special environmental conditions
	• Pruning I - Pruning methods and their effects on plant growth and  
	• Ornamental Landscape Plants - Suitable plants for a variety of  
environments, hardiness zones & shade, as well as suitability for  
design use
	• Pruning II - Specialty pruning considerations; trees, shrubs,  
hedges, climbers
	• Pruning Lab - Pruning of ornamental trees, shrubs and hedges.  
Students must bring their own bypass pruners.
	• Turf - Characteristics and culture of common West Coast turf  
grasses, turf installation, maintenance and pest control
	• Plant Identification IV - The design and use of bulbs and annuals
	• Xeriscaping/Native Plants - Plants for extreme situations,  
waterwise strategies to combat high water use, the culture of native  
	• Fruit - Cultivation of tree fruit and berries
	• Plant Installation - Handling, planting and staking, strategies for  
special environmental conditions – compacted soils, high water tables,  
high winds
	• Container Gardening - Design, year-round care, specific  
environmental stresses and solutions
	• Plant Identification V - Deciduous trees and shrubs
	• Organic Food Gardens - Culture, soils and pest management of a food  
garden without chemicals
	• Plant Identification VI - Climbers and perennials
	• Water Gardens - Components and workings of a water garden, the  
culture of water plants
	• Plant ID VII - Perennials


On 10-Aug-09, at 10:25 AM, by way of Mary Sue Ittner  
<msittner@mcn.org> wrote:

> I started thinking the other day after reading the comment someone  
> made
> about the "young whippersnappers".
> My basic degree was in Biology and I am about to sign up for a master
> gardening course.
> I've decided I want to learn MORE about gardening; the plant  
> breeding side
> of it.
> Where do you go to learn the lab techniques used in such cutting  
> edge stuff
> as embryo rescue?
> How much lab equipment does one person need to do this sort of stuff  
> any way?
> Thanks,
> Anita Clyburn
> Terre Haute, Indiana
> Zone 5B and situated on top of some of the purest clay you've ever  
> seen.
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