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Volume 28, Number 2
April 1974

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Rhododendron Breeder's Roundtable 1974
Dr. August E. Kehr, Beltsville, Maryland

        Although Rhododendron experience in some parts of the world goes back nearly 200 years, in this country Rhododendrons are still relatively new plants. The extent of our experience is limited to about the last four decades. Even this limited information is not readily available.
        The improvement of Rhododendrons is an exercise in exploiting and manipulating the available experience and knowledge about existing plants to bring about any changes we desire. However, our available knowledge is widely scattered among the members of the American Rhododendron Society. The purpose of the Rhododendron Breeder's Roundtable is to continue the start made in Pittsburgh in bringing together this huge accumulation of information and sharing it with others of a mutual interest. The 1911 Roundtable is, therefore, an informal forum where we can each share our individual experiences and thereby work together toward common goals in Rhododendron improvement.

PROGRAM
Rhododendron Breeder's Roundtable 1974
Portland, Oregon
SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1974
1. 8:30-10:00 a.m. - PANEL DISCUSSION
     Suggestions for Rhododendron and Azalea Breeders
          Peter Cox
          John G. Lofthouse
          Bishop von Wettberg
2. 10:00-10:20 a.m. - Coffee Break
3. 10:20-11:20 a.m. - Collecting, Storing, and Shipping Pollen - Cecil Smith
4. 11:20-12:00 Noon - New Experimental Techniques (Tissue
     Culture, Parasexual hybridization) - August E. Kehr
5. 12:00- 1:30 p.m. - Lunch
6. 1:30- 2:30 p.m. - Collecting, Cleaning, and Packaging Seed - Esther Berry
7. 2:30- 3:30 p.m. - Techniques of Counting Chromosomes (A Demonstration) - Gustav A. L. Mehlquist
8. 3:30- 3:50 p.m. - Coffee Break
9. 3:50- 5:00 p.m. - Speeding Up Growth and Flowering - V. E. Jensen - Oregon State University
10. 5:00- 7:00 p.m. - Dinner
11. 7:00- 8:30 p.m. - PANEL DISCUSSION
     Growing Healthy Seedlings and Plants
          Robert Linderman
          Duane Coyer
          J. Harold Clarke
12. 8:30- 9:00 p.m. - Closing Comments and Discussion - August E. Kehr


Volume 28, Number 2
April 1974

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