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    PROPAGATION OF CROPS

    Meaning of propagation Propagation is the process of raising young plants from seeds or by vegetative parts.   Methods of crop propagation There are two main methods of crop propagation. Viz: Sexual propagation Asexual propagation   Sexual or seed propagation Sexual propagation is the development of crop plant through the sowing of seeds. Crops which can be propagated by this method are tomato, okro, onion, oil palm, coconut, maize, rice, cowpea, etc. the seeds of these crop may be planted directly in the field e.g. rice or firstly in a nursery before transplanting to the field e.g. oil palm, cocoa, tomato.   Advantages of sexual propagation It is easier to…

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