CareerNext Summit 2017 | Robert "Buddy" Lee
Insights from a Career Plant Breeder
Plant breeding and new plant development can be a rewarding career for people who are passionate about horticulture, but the path is often marked with as many failures as successes. Plant breeder and inventor Buddy Lee will share lessons gathered from years of plant breeding, including tips for success and the run-down on the many pitfalls new plant breeders can stumble into. Join Buddy on a tour from the first controlled cross and planting of thousands (or millions) of seeds, to the evaluation, selection and launch of the newest greatest plant in the world"
Robert "Buddy" Lee
Inventor of Encore Azalea & Director of Plant of Innovations for Plant Development Services, Encore Azalea
Robert “Buddy” Lee, the inventor of Encore® Azalea, the world’s best-selling reblooming azalea, has more than 30 years’ experience in nursery management, breeding, propagation, and new plant development. Buddy currently serves as Director of Plant Innovations for Plant Development Services, the introducers of Encore Azalea, the Southern Living® Plant Collection, and the Sunset Western Garden Collection.