Re: New Rules
Give up changing the rules, the rules were instituted to force registration
and it is or appears to be working. Unless it can be forced to a vote then
nothing is going change.
As member of the growers group I wasn't asked my opinion on this subject so
the growers do not have a vote or i would have voted.
It is tabled until Hawes etc give up. IMHO
A lie, I don't have a humble opinion!
At 10:45 AM 10/3/99 EDT, you wrote:
>Jim Hawes questions with short answers; detailed answers with examples
>Q. Are the new rules firm and fast?
>A. Yes, but only to the extent I, or the other proof-readers don't make a
>mistake and I know I am not perfect (and I acknowledge below I already have
>accidently missed one in the last issue).
>Q. Will only photos of registered hostas be used?
>A. No, we will publish high quality photos of unregistered hostas but they
>will be captioned as "seedling of X and Y" or "sport of X"
>Q. Will future articles be edited or re-written to eliminate references to
>unregistered hostas? If Alex, for example, mentions an unregistered hosta in
>"Notes from Honeysong Farm", how will you handle this?
>A. Interestingly enough this is where I slipped in the past and one went
>through without being relabeled. I was accused of favoring Alex as he is a
>friend. I did not favor Alex, I and 3 other proof-readers missed it. We
>should have, under the policy said it was a "seedling of X and Y" or "sport
>Q. I want to know the particulars of the new rules and how firmly they will
>A. Other than my making mistakes, I intend to carryout all policies passed
>the Board. There will be several others discussed in my Editor's Message in
>the next issue of the Journal as noted below.
>Let me use the experience of the last two issues of the Hosta Journal to
>provide more detailed answers to the questions posited by Mr. Hawes.
>First photographs, under the IAC we have only had one instance, thus far,
>where a photo caption was effected. The caption was written as "the hosta
>a seedling of x by y". X and Y were registered names which, I can not
>remember at this writing but I can look up. This also came up in this issue
>with regard to some black and white photos, the purpose of the photos was to
>show the use of BAP paste and the name of the hosta did not effect the
>of the photo or the purpose of the caption.
>Also in the next issue there are two pages of introductions that are in the
>process of being registered, but therefore can be shown with their name,
>likewise, (not unlike Chick's proposal to the robins on introduction photos)
>these two color pages of new introductions were paid for, therefore not in
>violation of the new introduction moratorium policy passed in June and
>discussed in the next issue of the Journal. (I repeat it below for all of
>you so you don't have to send another message asking what I am talking
>We have also tied this type of identification to a garden number, which was
>contained in double quotes. The seedling winner in Indianapolis is an
>example of this. I must I took this idea from the daylily world where some
>hybridizers will put the seedling number after the registered name in their
>catalogues as many hemeromaniacs (like myself) photo seedlings we like and
>wait for their introduction. This "tie-in" allows us to say this is the
>"Smith" cultivar we want to buy!
>Regarding mention in articles, under the ICNCP mention of a cultivar name
>that accompanies a description of the plant would constitute establishment
>that name without the benefit of registration. I believe that I missed at
>least one in the last issue that should have been listed under the
>"seedling of X and Y". So in answering your question regarding rewriting
>articles, it will be only in so far as to saying "seedling of X and Y".
>There were one or two others that have been registered, or are in the
>of being registered in this issue, but it has not been a significant problem.
>Further, I have been discussing the new registrations with David S., as they
>are now published in both issues of the Journal. When I took over the job
>from Clyde we were getting about 100 (+/- 10) new registration per year. So
>many people are registering hostas this year that we have an interesting new
>decision to make. David has 120 or so registrations already done and ready
>to go for the Fall issue, but he has received another 300+ registrations
>he had calls about 40-50 others that were likely to be received by year end)
>while getting ready for this issue. Thus, for the year 1999 there will be
>between 400 and 500 new registrations!
>It is my understanding that a substantial number of these are IAC, and
>therefore, the potential for an IAC driven captioning, or rewriting is
>Photo selection will not be effected by the IAC. I would like to note that
>in choosing photos for articles, or for separate color publication the first
>consideration is the quality of the photo. In fact, the principal reason
>the new policy mentioned below regarding the moratorium is that the same
>hybridizer kept getting most of her introductions shown in the Journal
>because of photo quality. Other hybridizers were complaining, but, forgive
>me, their photos "sucked". The second criteria is: does it accent,
>complement, support, or improve an article contained in the Journal. IAC
>status does not drive a photo's selection, in fact many IAC listed plants
>have also been published with photos in the Journal during the past couple
>In reviewing the item below, please note there is flexibility provided.
>I believe was directly suggested as possibilities by Chick during on-line
>Photographs of new registrations shall only be published should the hosta in
>the photograph be an award winner, contained in an article written by a
>member of the AHS or featured in a paid advertisement.
>If introducers wish to run a paid advertisement, they will be charged the
>standard advertising rate for that size. Editorial (non-paid) photos of
>award-winning new introductions and photo contest winners will be sized at
>the discretion of the editor. A one-year moratorium shall apply to all
>photographs of new introductions.
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