I first waited some months, for accessions to be available. At that time, I was told that CIP would send the material to me, basically putting import costs on my tab. When they found out I was in the US, I was told there were restrictions on Andean root and tuber crops (ARTC's), probably due to concerns about biopiracy.
I was of the understanding that patents don't work, in such a way that you could preempt the traditional use of plant life (which, in this particular case, was falling out of vogue.) You either have to develop a unique variety, documenting all your efforts, or you have to find a novel use for the plant material.
I have found and planted yacon, oca, mashua, and potato landraces. I would now be interested in the arrachachas and ullucos.
When we were just married, my wife tried to bring in olluco (same as ulluco). The customs agent at MIA started to tell her very indignantly that you can't bring in papas (potatoes). To which she replied, "no son papas....son ollucos!" That didn't help and they got thrown away anyway We still laugh about it!
lindz: i need to find some tree information
Sept 17, 2014 21:33:52 GMT -5
lindz: i believe Acacia trees are the fastest growing trees, I am in Asia and need to produce sawdust. Therefore I need to start planting some fast growing trees and have to find which will be best for producing sawdust? I will buy the land in Asia somewhere
Sept 17, 2014 21:35:35 GMT -5
lindz: is this the right website to find out this info or can anyone recommend where to get this information? if not on here. Thanks
Sept 17, 2014 21:36:01 GMT -5
synergy: Yes try here and www.permies.com as there are lots of knowledgable people on both website forums. I imagine differing trees will have different properties and your selection might differ depending on what you want to use the sawdust for...
Sept 19, 2014 3:39:04 GMT -5