Speakers

Harold Koopowitz

Harold Koopowitz

Breeding The New Miniature Slipper Orchids

Harold Koopowitz is a well-known breeder of slipper orchids. He has authored many articles and books on the subject, and was a partner in Paphanatics unLimited with Norito Hasegawa. Harold is Editor Emeritus of the Orchid Digest and is still active on the editorial committee.

Graham Wood

Graham Wood

Maudiae Style, What Happened? And What’s Going to Happen?

Graham founded Lehua Orchids in Hawaii in 1990. After a stint at the Orchid Zone in 1999, he specialized in Paphiopedilums. Many hybrid awards later, Lehua now designates itself “The Slipper Zone” and has begun working with Phrags as well. Graham will discuss the changes that have taken place in Maudiae style breeding in the last 30 years and what he hopes to achieve next.

Sponsored by:
The Slipper Orchid Alliance

Bob Harris

Bob Harris

Using Warm-Tolerant Cymbidiums in Hybridizing to Extend the Growing Season and Regions Where Cymbidiums Can Be Grown

Bob Harris and Jennifer Snyder, proprietors of OrchidPeople on the Big Island of Hawaii, have been growing and breeding cymbidiums since the late 1970s. Bob will report on their progress in creating warm growing cymbidiums with good-size flowers, high color, and compact leaves.

Dr. Randall Robinson

Dr. Randall Robinson

Cymbidium Under the Microscope

Randall, a frequent speaker at the Congress, will lead an activity session examining ploidy levels in cymbidiums by determining ploidy through direct and indirect means; and assessing the distribution of color within a cymbidium flower, to better understand the potential for breeding for specific colors.

David Gynn

David Gynn

TBD

David Gynn, of Sequoia Cymbidiums in Pheasants Nest, New South Wales, Australia, will be speaking at the CSA Congress for the first time.