Author Archive | elouise

2014 WildFlowers Australia national student floristry competition

Winners just announced! This year the judges had the complex task of assessing 83 entries from 9 colleges, entered in one of three categories. The students put in a huge effort, and there were many wonderful and innovative entries. Now the judging is complete. For a full report, please visit the website at Photos […]

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e-book on Proteas Propagation – Dr Juan Alberto Rodriguez-Pérez

In this book the different methods used in the propagation of South African proteas are described: by seed, stem cuttings, budding, grafting and micropropagation. In seed propagation, detailed information on the types of seed, seed dormancy, seed disinfection, sowing time, sowing, fungicide treatment and transplanting is given. In stem cuttings propagation, the book treats of […]

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Acta Horticulturae

Dear IPA members: We are pleased to inform you that the Acta Horticulturae with the proceedings from the XV International Protea Association Conference and XI International Protea Working Group Symposium held in Chile in 2012 has been completed and is in the process of being sent to all the attendants. We hope that you appreciate […]

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8th International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops & 12th International Protea Research Symposium

1st announcement for the 8th International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops & 12th International Protea Research Symposium to the New Ornamental Working Group and the International Protea Working Group ISHS Conference Notifcation 1 May 2014 VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops, XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference.   The […]

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IPA Board member recognised for services to the flower industry

Mr Lennart  Lovén,  previously an IPA Board member, has been recognised and applauded for his services to the flower industry through his recent appointment as Honorary President of Union Fleurs. In presenting the award, Union Fleurs Secretary General Sylvie Mamias spoke with emotion of the pleasure of working alongside Lennart. The current IPA board supports the […]

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IPA member update March 2014

Dear IPA member, A busy year has gone by behind the scenes at IPA. Most of our time and energy has gone into planning the next IPA conference, working together with the IPWG and ISHS. Organising the IPA conferences is without doubt the most important function that IPA can perform for the industry. Please put […]

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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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