YANKEE DISTRICT OF THE AMERICAN ROSE SOCIETY
Roses In Review
Oz Osborn Coordinator
The Roses in Review
information is collected from ARS members nationwide on an annual basis.
Our Yankee District responses are collected and compiled by the RIR Coordinator and are listed below .
Roses in Review 2012 - Irwin Ehrenreich
In the past I have suggested that reporters do the paper report and mail it to me since some online reports got lost somehow. Over the past 2 years the central coordinators at the A.R.S. have improved the program that collects and averages all the reports. In fact, I and all the other district coordinators, no longer have to do the averaging for their district. Therefore, I am now asking everyone to do their reports online. It is very easy. I took this years paper reports and just added them to the online reports and I received the averages from the A.R.S. Below are the averages for the Yankee District for the Garden and Exhibition ratings.
|2011||2011 in Excel
|2010||Roses in Review 2010, Excel format|
|2009||Roses in Review 2009 summary|
Roses in Review 2008
|2007||Roses in Review 2007 for Yankee District|
|2006||Roses in Review 2006|
Rose in Review 2005
2004 Roses in Review
2004 Roses in Review Click here for printable PDF
2004 comments on Maine Rose Society website
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|2002||2002 Roses in Review|
|2001||2001 Roses in Review|
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What is Roses in Review? RIR is the method that the American Rose Society uses to arrive at the ratings of roses in the Buyers Guide.
Who can participate in the RIR survey? Anyone. If you are an ARS member, you receive the RIR form in one of the issues of the ARS magazine. If you are not a member, you can get a copy of the form from your local rose society. You can also submit a report online at www.ars.org. Yankee District members in the U.S. send reports to Clarence Rhodes, 128 Capisic St., Portland, ME 04102. Societe des Roses due Quebec, please send reports to Phil Schorr, RIR National Coordinator, 12718 St. Lazare Ln., St. Louis, MO 63127. The greater the number of reports, the more realistic the rating numbers.
Q. How do the rose varieties get on the ratings list?
A. After a variety has been introduced for one year it is placed on the list. It remains on the list for three years for evaluation by the individual growers.
Q. Why do some varieties in the Buyers Guide have no rating?
A. They have not had enough reports submitted.
Q. Is individual reporting hard to do?
A. No, just follow the instructions on the form.
Q. When does it have to be submitted?
A. Usually the cut-off date is the last week of September.
Q. How and what do I report?
A. The only thing you have to do is observe the roses. Now is the time to start. How well did your roses survive the winter? How does it grow in the summer? What don’t you like about it? Does it have fragrance? Is it resistant to black spot or mildew? Add any comments you would like to make.
Let’s have a record number of reports this year. If you submit a report your name will be in the "hermetically sealed" envelope at the time of the winter district meeting. If you are lucky enough to have your name drawn you will win a "valuable" prize. You must be present to win.
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