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2014 Blogs

The 411 on Drift® Roses

By Guest BloggerSeptember 8th, 2014

Certified Landscaper, James Wilhite stopped by KETK NBC News to chat with Bob Brackeen and Jen Jacobson about -- you guessed it -- Drift® Roses . Many novice gardeners still operate under the belief that roses are high-maintenance and need frequent sprays and trimming to really thrive in their...

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Plant Patents — A Different Kind of Invention

By Jacques FerareJuly 29th, 2014

I always find it interesting when a conversation comes up about the fact that new plants can be considered inventions, and hybridizers can get royalties just like any other patent owner. The reaction is usually either of surprise, lack of belief, “you’re pulling my leg”, or a combination of the...

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Different Breeders, Different Methods

By Jacques FerareJune 6th, 2014

I was answering questions from Dr. David Byrne who was asking about the breeders with whom we work. A rose breeder himself, and a Professor at Texas A&M University, he was in the process of writing an article about how breeders approach their work. After we hung up, I thought this would be a...

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