Archive | April, 2014

PPSA & SAPPEX join forces

The South African Protea Producers and Exporters Association (SAPPEX) and the Protea Producers of South Africa (PPSA) announced on March 7, 2014 that they have entered info a definitive merger agreement that would result in the combination of their organisations. The merged association, to be called CAPE FLORA SA, will be headquartered in Paarl, South […]

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Fynbloem farm gives Protea sector an enormous boost

Jaap N Kras: “To become better acquainted with the Protea farmers and their farms, my wife and I travelled to South Africa where the CEO of FynBloem, Mr Beyers and his business partner Mr Larsen were so kind to offer us a behind-the-scenes look on the Bloemenkraal Landgoed (estate) in Riviersonderend, South Africa.” [ Click […]

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What cutflower is that? – Bettina Gollnow

‘What Cut Flower is That? The essential care and handling guide for cut flower professionals’ is the title of the newly launched guidebook for florists. It provides a comprehensive overview of the exciting and diverse range of floristry products available. Initiated by the Australian flower industry, the book ‘What Cut Flower is That?’ is written […]

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IPA to hold next conference in Australia in August 2015

PERTH, Australia: The International Protea Association (IPA) prepares for its 17th conference, which is set to be held in Australia in August 2015. Relationships built on personal contact justify the cost of attending industry meetings and conferences. With the escalating costs of international air travel and hotel accommodation it is tempting to many organisations and […]

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IPA 2015 website launched

Visit the new IPA Australia 2015 website where you can express your interest to attend this exciting conference which will run simultaneously with the New Ornamental Symposium. Website: http://protea-new-ornamentals2015.org/

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Having trouble with leaf spots?

If you are troubled by leaf spots of an unknown origin on  your proteas, the new book on Cultivation and disease by Crous et al.  is a worthwhile investment. It is a 2nd edition, with 40% more and updated information compared to the 1st edition.  It is unlikely for another edition to appear anytime soon

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Latest Acta Horticulturae coming soon

Watch the mail for your latest Acta Horticulturae if you attended the last IPA conference, Chile, in April 2012.  It is currently at the printers and should be mailed within the next month or so. It contains about 120 pages of the latest protea research.

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In Memoriam – Phillip Eugene Parvin

Dr. Philip Eugene Parvin passed away at home in Port Charlotte, Florida, on September 17, 2013. He was born July 3, 1927, in Manatee, Florida, and earned a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Florida, a Master’s degree from Mississippi State University, and a Ph.D. in Horticulture from Michigan State University. He became superintendent […]

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