Definitions

: Species – a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.

: significance – the quality of being worthy of attention; importance

: nursery – a place where young plants and trees are grown for sale or for planting elsewhere.

: propagate – breed specimens of (a plant or animal) by natural processes from the parent stock

: processing – to treat or prepare by some particular series of actions, as in manufacturing.

: marketing – the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.

: harvesting – gather (a crop) as a harvest.

Possible plants to research could include but are not limited to:

  • Tomato
  • Zucchini
  • Potato
  • corn
  • Lavender
  • Geranium

Key Search Terms:

  • Common name
  • Botanical name
  • Significance
  • Value
  • Purpose
  • Plant production
  • Plant cultivation
  • Soil preparation
  • Plant care
  • Harvesting
  • Processing
  • Marketing
  • Propagation
  • Sale

Combine these terms in searches like:

  • Chosen plant + propagation
  • Chosen plant + value + significance + importance
  • Chosen plant + cultivation
  • Chosen plant + plant care
  • Chosen plant + harvesting
  • Chosen plant + processing
  • Chosen plant + marketing

RESOURCE BANK

WEBSITES

Department of Primary Industries

Plant Propagation – Australian Native Plant Society Australia

How to Propagate Australian Plants

Propagation Nursery

Propagation

Horticulture – Propagation by cuttings

Growing From Cuttings

VIDEOS

Waratah Australis Nursery – video

Rugby Farms – Horticulture – video