Fwd: PBS Plant Breeders?

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:24 PDT
Hi everyone,

Clayton Leadbetter, the Ornamental Breeding Coordinator at Rutgers Gardens
(of Rutgers
University) in New Brunswick, NJ, is looking for plant breeders in the PBS.
Please see his message below and contact him privately if you can help. Is
email address is <cwleadbetter@aesop.rutgers.edu>.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <cwleadbetter@aesop.rutgers.edu>
Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Subject: PBS Plant Breeders?
To: xerantheum@gmail.com

Dear Mr. Nguyen,

     I am the Ornamental Breeding Coordinator at Rutgers Gardens (of Rutgers
University) in New Brunswick, NJ. As part of our summer internship program,
I plan to bring our small group of interns to visit a couple of plant
breeding sites. Although I know there are many separate societies, such as
the NJ Iris society & Hemerocallis society, I thought perhaps inquiring with
pbs may be a more comprehensive place to start. I'm sure there are plenty of
plant breeders who are members and who may like to share their work with my
students. I have also cc'd Jane McGary with this request; if you or someone
else at your organization might put me in contact with a couple of people
who may be interested, I would be very grateful. Or, if you would care to
include my contact information and details of my request in some
communication to your members, that would be great as well. Following are
some details:
     I'm looking for larger, well-established breeding projects more
advanced than amateur hobbyists with just a few plants in the back yard. It
should be a situation where the flowers are in bloom and breeding work is
active in June or July. (It can be bulbs, or other plants, like hostas,
etc.) I'd like to bring them to see places with a good stock of parent
plants, offspring evaluation plots, etc. (especially at a nursery or
greenhouse setting, if possible). As well, the breeder should be able to
talk to them knowledgeably about the species, methods of pollination,
propagation, evaluation, and perhaps even registering new varieties.
Locations should be around central NJ, or no more than an hour or so from
the New Brunswick area.
     This is a great opportunity for a breeder to share his or her work and
to help get young people excited about growing and breeding flowers. Any
leads that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If you don't wish to
communicate this to the pbs members, but have other suggestions, those would
be appreciated as well. If you have any further questions, please feel free
to contact me at the phone number or email address below. Many thanks for
your time and assistance.


Clayton Leadbetter
Ornamental Breeding Coordinator
Rutgers Gardens
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

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