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Tampa Bay Orchid Society Monthly Meeting
Tampa Bay Orchid Society Monthly Meeting

Thu, Oct 19



Tampa Bay Orchid Society Monthly Meeting

Come learn about orchids! How to grow them and show them.

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Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tampa, 501 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33609, USA


About the event

Monthly Meeting - Oct. 19 NOTE From the Program Chair: 

For the TBOS October's meeting I have the great pleasure of announcing Beth Lamb as the speaker of the month. I have to confess that I bugged her asking many times if she could give the talk for TBOS and finally she accepted. This is a great opportunity to learn about the fantastic work that Beth has been doing aimed at cleaning some types of Virus in Cattleya through Tissue Culture.

Biographical Notes for Ann E. Lamb.

Ann E. ‘Beth’ Lamb is the owner of a small business Lamb & Lamb, Inc (2003) involving propagation of orchids from seeds and from tissue culture.  I  have been continuously employed in the horticultural industry since 1985 and have experience in the following areas:  Propagation of plants using conventional tissue culture, and bioreactors; certified-pathogen tested propagation stock, pathogen-virus elimination, breeding and improvement of new ornamental foliage and flowering plants, and protecting them via applications for intellectual property; breeding/ seed and clonal propagation of orchids, contract research / technical documentation for Plant Patents (USA) and Plant Breeder’s Rights (EU).

I am also employed as a technical advisor for Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery’s plant tissue culture laboratory.  Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery is one of the largest producers of containerized Citrus transplants in the United States.  My work here since 2010 involves maintaining the on-site tissue culture laboratory, initiating new cultures and producing clean starter plants of commercial and experimental varieties of Citrus, Eucalyptus, Peach, Timber Bamboo and Blueberry.

I have degrees from the University of Florida, Bachelor of Science (’82) and Master of Science (’85) Plant Pathology and Plant Virology.

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