Horticulture students study bulbs

Staff Writer
Story City Herald
Horticulture students Nathan Bell, Nick Thiel, Jakob Lester and Cleo Phelps work with their polarization lab. Contributed photo

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 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 educationally fun lab for the students to theorize what potentially will happen and why it happens,” said agriculture education instructor Brad Taylor.