was plant regulation now conservation

Robert Pries robertpries@embarqmail.com
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:20:50 PDT
Thank you Boyce. I agree with Adam there is a great deal of knowledge on these postings. I doubt that most amateur gardeners are as sophisticated as this group. I think Tony may have had an answer with the education of master gardeners. I do think a lot of our problems could be ameliorated with solid information. My concern is many of the traditional fonts of knowledge seem to be drying up. Most plant societies are declining in membership. The old members like myself are technologically challenged when it comes to blogs, wikis, and tweets. The knowledge of the old gaurd seems to be disipating as each of us passes on and our plants and information is not being collected by a younger generation. I have been doing my best to find ways of preserving the plant diversity and the expertize but feel relatively unsuccessful. I am curious as to how this group feels this might be accomplished.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Fikso" <adam14113@ameritech.net>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 1:03:46 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [pbs] plant regulation

Yay Boyce!   this information needs to be dispersed and sent to the USDA. 
Glad that you're out of  lurk mode.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Boyce Tankersley" <btankers@chicagobotanic.org>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:43 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] plant regulation

> I've written and deleted a number of comments/observations on this
> subject but I think it may be time to come out of the lurk mode.
> The Chicago Botanic Garden has an invasive species committee comprised
> of representatives of scientists representing conservation biology,
> I am responding to a very interesting, but ultimately misleading history
> of the invasion by kudzu. So forgive me while I put on my professors cap
> and share some factoids about invasive plants.
>> Another factoid from invasive research that is not as widely known as it
> should be: less than 1% of non-native plants introduced into the USA
> have become invasive.

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