QBARS - v29n2 Breeders' Roundtable

Rhododendron Breeders Roundtable 1975
Dr. Robert L. Ticknor, Aurora, Oregon

The 1975 Rhododendron Breeders Roundtable will open Sunday, May 18th, with a session designed to inform people who have not done hybridizing about the techniques and nomenclature used by hybridizers. This should enable them to understand and enjoy the talks which follow.
The morning session will feature reports on breeding toward specific goals. The results of the survey of Rhododendron Breeders across the country conducted by Dr. Clarke will be summarized to start the session. This will be followed by reports on the successes and failures in producing their ideal plant by several members. Hopefully people in the audience will comment on their experiences in breeding toward the same or other objectives as our speakers.
The afternoon session will feature reports on what should be done after the cross has been made. There are two exceptions to this. One will be Dr. Serbin's report on the Taliense series, some members of which have been hardy enough to grow out-of-doors in Connecticut. The other will be a report by Ted Van Veen based on his extensive files of propagation results. It would appear that certain parents produce offspring which are difficult to root as cuttings.
We hope that as many members as possible will stay to take part in this session. Actually you may learn as much at coffee break, at lunch or after the session from a fellow enthusiast as you will at the formal sessions.

Bellevue, Washington, Sunday, May 18, 1975
8:30 - 9:15        Basic Breeding Techniques
9:30 -10:15       Rhododendron Breeders Goals Dr. J. Harold Clarke
10:15 - 10:30    Breeding for Indumentum Mr. Warren Berg
10:30 - 10:45    Breeding for a Large Calyx Dr. E. C. Brockenbrough
10:45 - 11:00    Breeding for Blotches Dr. Forrest Bump
11:00 - 11:15    Breeding with R. Occidentale Dr. F. D. Mossman
11:30 - 11:45    Breeding Hardy Lepidote Hybrids Dr. R. L. Ticknor
11:45- 1:20       Lunch
1:20- 1:40         The Taliense Series A Neglected Resource Dr. Frederick Serbin
1:40 - 2:00        Record Keeping in a Breeding Program Dr. A. E. Kehr
2:00 - 2:20        Selection Procedures for the Rhododendron Breeder Dr. G. A. L. Mehlquist
2:20 - 2:50        Developing a Photographic Record of Your New Dr. J. P. Evans
Plant Mr. A. P. Dome
2:50 - 3:20        Coffee Break
3:20- 3:35         Parentage and Propagation Results Mr. T. Van Veen
3:35- 4:05         Grafting Azaleas and Rhododendrons Mr. P. H. Brydon