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Demystifying the world of plant breeding


September 17, 2012
By Proven Winners

Sept. 17, 2012, Portland, OR — Hundreds of plant breeders, hobbyists and
dabblers will unite in Portland, Oregon, from Nov. 1 – 4 to attend the
fourth biennial Independent Plant Breeder’s Conference (IPBC).

Sept. 17, 2012, Portland, OR — Hundreds of plant breeders, hobbyists and dabblers will unite in Portland, Oregon, from Nov. 1 – 4 to attend the fourth biennial Independent Plant Breeder’s Conference (IPBC).

The conference will be held to educate hobbyist and professional breeders on how to protect themselves and their investment, get a reality check on what a plant is worth and understand the legalities of patenting and what it offers in the way of breeder protection.

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Rick Schoellhorn, new product director of Proven Winners®, one of the several sponsoring companies for the conference, notes that “this is really a fairly simple process, however, you need to have a realistic outlook, your paperwork in place and patience. The real key to demystifying introducing a plant is being fully educated about the process.”

Schoellhorn  will be among many other new product representatives from major horticulture firms available for questions throughout the event.

The four days of the conference will include a mixer, lectures and tours of some of the most knowledgeable speaker and beautiful gardens in the country. Day Two and Three will focus on lectures for basic and advanced plant breeding techniques, how to work with tissue culture labs and why a breeder should patent and protect a plant.

On Nov. 4, attendees will tour and visit world-famous destinations such as Terra Nova Nurseries, The Portland Japanese Garden, Cistus Nursery and the Lan Su Gardens.

Click here to register.

On the website, attendees will find the agenda, hotel accommodations and much more. Organizers are asking all attendees to NOT bring live plants to the conference; instead bring images of your work with the words “NOT FOR SALE” prominently displayed on the picture.


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