Originally Posted by madmax
A couple questions on the new AHAP rules:
1) If you propagate a plant and then you later sexually propagate the same plant do you get any extra points for the sexual propagation since sexual propagations are worth 1.5 times the amount of a regular propagation?
2) Requirements for propagation 7 b states that you can write an article for publication in the GPASI news letter in order to receive credit for propagation of a plant. Should we require some proof of propagation? e.g. bring in plants to the auction for the AHAP committee to see, or maybe just a picture of the plants.
3) In my experience Penthorum sedoides is a rather challenging pant to grow under water, however it grows very well out of water. Same with Ammania latifolia. Should plants like these have a bigger point value for submersed cultivation?
Please excuse any bad wording or grammer. I feel as if I am about to fall asleep as I am writing this reply to thread.
1) Yes, you should get points for propagating a plant sexually after you have propagated it asexually. The real question is should you wind up with:
A) 1 + 1.5 = 2.5 times the point value or
B) just 1.5 times the poing value
2) Yes, proof of propagation is required. There should be a phrase in the rules like: "Even If a plant is not donated to the AHAP auction the propagation must still be visually verified by a member of the AHAP committee."
3) In my experience many plants are easier to grow emersed than submersed. Indeed the plant farms use emersed culture whenever possible to speed up growth. While it is easy to tell with some species that they were grown emersed that may not be true for all plants. Which means that it would be difficult to enforce the point difference for all species. Is the difference worth the extra effort in having different point values for submersed asexual propagation, emersed asexual propagation and sexual propagation?