[NAFEX] Haskaps

Ernest Plutko ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Tue Feb 16 15:46:34 EST 2010


Look at http//www.fruit.usask.ca/dwarfsourcherries.html   then under
propagators.  Clearly says US.

---- Original Message ----
From: Margie.Luffman at AGR.GC.CA
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Haskaps
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:54:54 -0500

>Here is the response from Dr. Bob Bors re: Haskaps. Bob is in charge
>of
>this program at the University of Saskatchewan. 
>
>I think there is a bit of confusion because the University of
>Saskatchewan
>is often abbreviated as U of S, and a fast reader might think of it
>as
>US or
>US of A.
>
>When Ernest said: 
>Read on University of Sask site that US will allow Canadian
>propagators
>to
>ship haskap plants to US in 2010. It would be correct if he said:
>Read on University of Sask site that University of Saskatchewan will
>allow
>Canadian propagators to ship haskap plants to US in 2010.
>
>In a quick glance on the website I couldn't find which document
>Ernest
>was
>referring to. If the Doc does state US instead of U of SK, please
>tell
>him
>to contact me with the specifics so I can change it. In more recent
>documents I have been trying to abbreviate with "U of SK" to avoid
>confusion.
>
>There are no details about fees because it is up to the individual
>propagator if they want to charge more for international shipments. 
>I have not yet seen the proposed contract changes.  I believe the
>contract
>will state that the Canadian propagators may sell directly to farmers
>and
>non-propagating nurseries or homeowners. They will only be able to
>sell
>Borealis and Tundra, not the unnamed test selections. When a new
>pollinator
>is release this summer they will also be allowed to sell that too. 
>
>If an American nursery wants to propagate our varieties, then they
>should
>contact me. Yes, I Suppose American Nurseries could just rip off
>these
>new
>varieties. Likely free trade laws would be violated. However, we have
>20,000
>seedlings from controlled crosses in the next generation of Haskap
>which
>we
>expect to see even more improvements. We plan to keep our friends
>ahead
>of
>the game with the latest varieties. 
>
>Unlike many other fruit breeding programs run by USDA or Ag Canada,
>the
>U of
>SK program gets $0 of automatic annual funding. We rely heavily on
>royalties
>and grants from outside sources that typically last 2 or 3 years to
>keep
>things going. Also, I personally get no share of the royalties.
>Instead
>most
>of the money from royalties goes directly to the program with a
>small%
>going
>to our department.  I sincerely hope that nurseries in the USA will
>chose to
>support our breeding efforts by collecting royalties in the future,
>should
>they want to propagate our varieties.
>
>
>Dr. Bob Bors
>Assistant Professor
>Head of the Fruit Program
>University of Saskatchewan, Plant Sciences Dept.
>51 Campus Drive, Room 2C02
>Saskatoon Saskatchewan, S7N 5A8
>
>Fruit program website:
>http://www.fruit.usask.ca
>
>
>
>
>Margie
> 
>Margie Luffman, Curator, Canadian Clonal Genebank
>Agriculture and AgriFood Canada | Agriculture et Agroalimentaire
>Canada
>RR # 2, 2585 County Road 20
>Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0
> 
>E-mail Address | Adresse courriel: Margie.Luffman at agr.gc.ca
>Telephone | Telephone 519-738-1267
>Facsimile | Telecopier 519-738-2929
>Teletypewriter | Teleimprimeur 613-759-7470
>Government of Canada | Gouvernment du Canada
> 
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
>[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Ernest Plutko
>Sent: February 13, 2010 2:27 PM
>To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [NAFEX] Haskaps
>
>Read on University of Sask site that US will allow Canadian
>propagators to ship haskap plants to US in 2010.  This is sort of
>ambiguous.  Can US customers have haskaps sent to them from Canada or
>does it mean US nurseries can import haskaps from Canada?  Doesn't
>say if fees or licensing are involved.  Anyone know?
>
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