Yousoon Baek, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. Yousoon’s expertise focuses primarily around hemp production and processing. With a comprehensive background in plant sciences encompassing physiology, genetics, and molecular biology, her particular interest lies in plant reproduction. She actively collaborates with faculties at Cornell University to develop courses, integrating their pioneering research in hemp sciences to enhance the course content and provide students with the latest advancement in the field.
Hemp propagation is the process of producing new plants from existing ones, and there are several methods that can be used to achieve different agricultural goals. Some of the main types of hemp propagation methods include seed propagation, cloning (vegetative propagation), and tissue culture.
In this course, you will take a deep dive into the world of seed propagation and germination. Understanding these concepts will allow you to assess the germination of your chosen cultivars and make improvements if necessary. You will also explore cloning, or vegetative propagation, including the steps involved and limitations of this method. Lastly, you will explore micropropagation and the tissue culture method to round out your options for hemp propagation methods.
Upon completion of this course, you will have gained an understanding of the different methods of hemp propagation and how their purposes can help growers align propagation methods with their agricultural goals, such as increased yields, improved plant health, and higher-quality hemp products.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Hemp Biology
Key Course Takeaways
- Explore the process of seed propagation
- Identify the steps, types, and considerations for the cloning (vegetative propagation) method of propagation
- Identify the steps, types, and considerations for the tissue culture method of propagation
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Horticulturists and agronomists
- Plant, seed, and greenhouse technicians
- Seed purveyors
- Plant breeders and breeding companies
- CBD product developers
- Agriculture regulators
- Entrepreneurs and business developers
- Supply chain managers
- IP lawyers