Propagation Training: What Propagation Skills Are Relevant To Your Work?

As Propagation Manager at ECHO North America, I teach interns about basic plant propagation skills. Our trainings include:

  • grafting techniques,
  • nursery management skills (irrigation, infrastructure maintenance, inventory-keeping/bookkeeping),
  • seed germination,
  • air layering,
  • cuttings + division.

I’m currently reviewing the learning objectives for intern instruction and want to learn from YOU, our network members. If you work on a farm and/or have a plant nursery, what would be helpful for an incoming missionary or assistant to be competent in to assist your operations? For example, if someone were to come to work alongside you, are there specific plant propagation skills that would be exceptionally helpful for them to know and have experience with? Thank you for your feedback!

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