COURSE CODE: PCP 504
COURSE TITLE: PLANT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 UNITS
COURSE DURATION: 3 HOURS PER WEEK
Course Coordinator: DR A.O.OLAIYA
Office Location: Room 131, COLPLANT
Seed germination and dormancy. Juvenility and senescence. Translocation and respiration in crops, role of environmental resources. Water and water stress in plants. Light and solar radiation, role of plant nutrients. Photosynthesis, plant growth and partitioning of assimilates. Yield limiting factors and yield components. Growth regulators – auxin, gibberellins, cytokinins etc, Plant growth and mearsurements, Growth analysis: RGR,NAR,LAI etc, Plant development: roles of plant organs like leaf, stem, root,flower,fruit and seed.
Practical : Students will be taken through various instruments and methodologies in plant growth measurement and analysis tools.