Vegetative propagation

This category of crop is the easiest to work with because vegetative propagation produces clones that are instant cultivars. A new clone must obviously be multiplied to provide propagating material and, during this multiplication process, the clone can also be tested for yield, quality of crop product, and other characters. It can also be submitted for registration for purposes of plant breeders royalties.

The first breeding clubs, particularly in non-industrial countries, should usually start with clonal crops. The clones that are easiest to breed include potatoes, cassava, and sweet potato, but there are many others, particularly among horticultural crops.

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