You are pretty much right in your
That is why there needs to be an educational effort
, to let "new" introducers know, that their "great new baby" is going to need a
lot of testing, before being introduced for sale. The "holder" can do this
him /her self, or can hand it to a TC lab, and let the public "suffer" Far
to many untested "new" hostas are reaching the market in mass. Every day,
I hear comments like " I am very disappointed in that new plant I bought".
This , By the way seems to be the case in a lot of other plant groups as
well. ( roses are the worst here) Can those of us producing and
making a living from plants, expect this to go on and on. I doubt
it! The serious buying/gardening public is becoming more educated.
Originators and suppliers, better pay attention.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 1:05
Subject: Re: Breeders' Rights
When I go down and visit
Charlie Purtymun and look at all
the hostas he has I have to wonder
how some of this stuff ever escaped the
compost pile. Some
hybridizers should be rewarded for their efforts,
but some hybridizers
really shouldn't be rewarded at all.