SUMMARY

This chapter provided an introduction to the methods involved in plant breeding and propagation. The breeding of plants that are resistant to disease is very important, as it helps to reduce the amount of pesticides that must be applied. It was shown that regardless of the method used for breeding, millions of plants must be propagated before a useful cultivar can be established. This illustrates why the science of horticulture took many thousands of years to establish.

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