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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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Proteas – The Birth of a Worldwide Industry – Maryke Middelman by Gerhard Malan

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 […]

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