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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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/
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
A letter from the president is to be sent out soon, containing plenty of information on the latest activities of the IPA.
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.
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 […]
The first edition was issued by CBS in 2004 (Crous et al. 2004) and really made an impression because of the holistic approach adopted; a vademecum for pathologists and horticulturalists as well as mycologists concerned with these so attractive plants that are increasingly used in the cut-flower trade.
This is a long awaited book on the A to Z of fynbos (Protea) production. Although the major focus is on production and cultivation practises in South Africa, the author Gerhard Malan has drawn on his experience as a consultant in Portugal and Spain amongst others to also include cultivation practises in these regions. The […]
This well-researched and revealing guide to the commercialisation of proteas and greens from the Cape Floral Kingdom is a well-nigh exhaustive and fascinating reflection on the troubles involved in giving simultaneous multiple birth to turned, feet first, babies, in seed trading, gardening/landscaping, dry and fresh flower and foliage industries. With not only the babies, but […]