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Just Released — World Food Crop Propagation
3 New Propagation DVDs in our 9-Part Propagation Series

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The last three installments of our propagation series focus on the reproduction techniques of food staples grown throughout the world. From cereals to legumes, from sweet tropical treats to hearty roots of the rugged mountains ranges, you’ll learn step-by-step procedures for growing more of these valuable plants. See how these crops, some quite common and others more unusual, are so vital in feeding civilizations near and far. These programs also include lab activities for cooking the fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes of our propagation labors.

Propagation Vol. 7: World Food Crops — Grains and Legumes
Propagation Vol. 8: World Food Crops — Tropicals
Propagation Vol. 9: World Food Crops —Roots

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Propagation Vol. 7: World Food Crops — Grains and Legumes



NEW Grains and legumes feed half of the world‘s growing population and also make fascinating subjects for propagation. Volume Seven covers the propagation methods for the major cereal crops (including “The Big Three”) as well as legume crops, such as soybeans, peanuts and lentils. Harvesting, threshing, winnowing and grinding techniques are demonstrated by both hand tools and modern machines. By following the program‘s step-by-step procedures, students will gain valuable experience and develop a greater appreciation for the food staples we all eat. From sowing kernels to baking corn bread, this program provides fun activities and real-life skills, which will engage students and build confidence. This DVD shows how to grow these plants using primarily open-pollinated seeds. 28 min.

Vol. 7: World Food Crops- Grains and Legumes- $119

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Propagation Vol. 8: World Food Crops — Tropicals



NEW Volume Eight presents the reproduction techniques as well as cultural information for food staples grown in tropical regions. These economically-important crops feed much of the world’s population yet most of these plants are practically unknown in the USA. The program shows the easiest ways to propagate tropical food staples such as cassava, taro, sorghum, true yams, plantains and bananas. We’ll also show how these plants can be processed and how to prepare meals and snacks using these valuable fruits, foots and canes. Tropical plants need shelter from freezing temperatures but are otherwise surprisingly easy to propagate and care for. DVD #3624 © 2010 28 min. $119.00

Vol. 8: World Food Crops- Tropicals- $119

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Propagation Vol. 8: World Food Crops — Roots



Roots are one of the most nutritional foods on earth, still so many easy-to-grow and delicious root crops never make it to the market. This program presents step-by-step propagation techniques for common as well as unusual root crops grown and eaten throughout the world. In addition to carrots, radishes and beets, we'll introduce students to some of the wild edible roots found in the U.S. Learn about propagation methods for root and tuber crops of the Andes mountain range. South American roots such as oca, mashua and maca are easy to grow in temperate climates since they come from the higher, cooler elevations of the rugged Andes. As a bonus we'll show new techniques (not covered in previous volumes) for growing potatoes and sweet potatoes- two of the most important crops in the world. DVD #3611 © 2010 28 min. $119.00

Vol. 9: World Food Crops- Roots- $119

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Propagation — The Series is Complete In addition to the three programs on world food crops, don’t forget the basics of propagation. Propagation is at the heart of all horticulture and agriculture programs. Even if your students are not majoring in these two subject areas, they will find these programs on creating more plants interesting. The first three volumes in our series have been a staple in classrooms for years. These overviews offer a concise and visually interesting introduction to the topic. Start with:

Propagation Vol. 1: Seeds
Propagation Vol. 2: Cuttings
Propagation Vol. 3: Vegetative Techniques
Volumes one through three are sold individually or as a set HERE.

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Expand your students understanding of propagations methods with the following:

Propagation Vol. 4: Tubers and Tuberous Roots
Propagation Vol. 5: Hybridization
Propagation Vol. 6: Grafting Vegetables?Approach and Cleft Grafting

Volumes four through six are available individually or as a set HERE

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Exciting New Addition to "The Science of Propagation"
Volume Four: Tubers & Tuberous Roots

The first three videos in The Science of Propagation series have been popular for years. Now this video series is expanding to offer students a greater variety of propagation techniques.


The Science of Propagation: Volume Four - Tubers & Tuberous Roots
focuses on these underground storage structures in great detail. The primary crops used are potatoes, sweet potatoes and dahlias. Aside from the traditional propagation methods using potato tubers, students will also learn how to work with True Seed Potatoes or TSP.
True Seed Potatoes are vital in the development of new potato varieties and are increasingly being produced for developing countries. Sweet potato cuttings are also demonstrated along with a delicious way to use these nutritious roots. Volume Four shows how to propagate the tuberous roots of dahlias and also demonstrates various treatments for extending the vase life of these extraordinary cut flowers.

Tubers & Tuberous Roots- $119

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Tools for Horticulture

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"Tools for Horticulture" is without a doubt the most comprehensive video series ever produced about the selection and proper use of the myriad of tools available for use in every aspect of horticulture. It is an action-packed video series which takes an encyclopedic leap into the vast area of professional hand tools. The safe and efficient use of over 80 hand and power tools commonly used in horticulture are presented and demonstrated. This series is so large that it is broken into four programs:
• Safety, Design and Selection of Hand Tools
Hand Tools for Digging, Weeding & Cultivation
Landscaping, Planting & Watering Tools
Hand Tools For Pruning and Cutting and Hand Tools For Grooming and Curb Appeal


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Amazing Agricultural Machines
Amazing Agricultural Machines is an all new, action-packed video program which shows the development and vast diversity of machines used in agriculture and horticulture.

This comprehensive four-part series provides a powerful opportunity for studying these machines in action in many different settings around the world.

Students will not only learn about the diversity of agricultural equipment, but will also discover the driving forces behind today's widespread mechanization in the industrialized world.

If you teach tractors or mechanics, you will find this series simply "Amazing."

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Careers in Horticulture
Horticulture is an incredibly diverse profession with an astonishing number of career opportunities. This brand new program explores more than a dozen of the most modern and exciting career paths available for professional horticulturists. In additoin to interviews with some of the industry's most successful people, students also hear from teens and young adults studying horticulture. This program is full of stunning, colorful images from high-level shooting locations such as the Wynn Las Vegas, Getty Center and Getty Villas in Malibu, the headquarters of Valley Crest Companies and dozens of stunning residential and commercial locations. What better way to show your students the career opportunities waiting for them than this exciting new program.

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Hooked On Succulents
This program was designed to give students a look at the huge variety of fascinating succulents and to spark their interest in growing and propagating these interesting plants. Students learn about soil, water, containers, fertilizing, temperature requirements and much more. Everything necessary for students to successfully select, grow, pot and propagate succulents is clearly explained and illustrated.

The technical advisor on this program is Daniel Lassanske, professor of horticulture at California Polytechnic State University. He is widely recognized and admired for his knowledge of growing succulents, as well as his dedication to horticultural education. Many of his students have gone on to become ag ed teachers themselves, and they learned their love of horticultural education from Dan Lassanske. Thanks to his dedication throughout production of this program, we are confident that this is the ultimate educational video about growing succulents.

Closed captioned with English subtitles available. Also included is a transcript of the script and a helpful teaching guide with questions for discussion, true/false and multiple choice questions.

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Crazy About Cacti
Cactus Spine PhotoCacti have evolved to survive in a wide range of environmental conditions. They are best known for their ability to conserve water, and are most easily recognized by their spines. Although their origins range from the high Andes to hot, dry deserts, they all adapt very well to the conditions provided in a greenhouse or home. They are excellent projects for students because they are so easy to care for and propagate.

Our technical advisors on this program were Dan Lassanske, professor of horticulture at California Polytechnic State University (see description under Hooked on Succulents, above), and Rob Skillen, a dedicated cactus collector and researcher who has traveled the world extensively to study cacti. Skillen has an enormous personal greenhouse in which he keeps and propagates thousands of cacti and succulents, many of them rare species. Mr. Skillen is well respected for his knowledge in the world of cacti horticulture, and is a board member of the The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA). One of his stated goals is to promote education, and the excellence of this video is testiment to his dedication.

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