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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.

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