Students in the Roland-Story horticulture program have been studying the topic of plant asexual propagation methods the past several weeks and one of their activities involved the topic of “T-budding.” One of their labs was to be able to perform a t-bud graft as well as various other asexual plant propagation methods. Another one of their activities involved the topic of polarization or the ability of plants to send roots and shoots into the correct location. One of the labs the students undertook was to find out what happens in bulb plants are planted upside down.
“This was a short and fun lab for the students to theorize what potentially will happen and why it happens,” said Brad Taylor, agriculture education instructor. Additional labs the students did involved grafting, dividing potatoes and separation/dividing of outdoor plants.