Everything on this web site is copyrighted. The information on this web site represents years of work. I provide it at no cost to increase interest in growing and developing these plants, to encourage more people to take an interest in plant breeding, and, of course, to attract people to our web site. For non-commercial purposes, anyone may use an excerpt, not to exceed 200 words, or 5 photos, as long as attribution is provided along with the material that you use. Each excerpt and image should have a separate attribution. If you are publishing on the web, this should include a link back to the page from which you obtained the material. When you link back to us, you are giving me something of value in exchange for the use of the image. That is the trade that we are engaged in.
For longer excerpts or more images for non-commercial purposes, or for commercial purposes, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You must always contact me first for commercial use.
I don’t like conflict, but I am not sympathetic to people who use my writing or images in bad faith. I will ask you to remove them and, if you don’t act quickly, I will absolutely use social media to make others aware of your act of theft. I almost never refuse when people ask and are willing to link back to us, so it is foolish to take the risk. Unfortunately, if you don’t take a hard stand against content theft on the Internet, the problem worsens rapidly. I have been dealing with dozens of thefts each year, many quite brazen and unapologetic, ranging from personal blogs, to competing companies, to scientific publications. If simple courtesy doesn’t motivate you, hopefully fear of exposure will.