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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2017 International Protea Association (IPA) Grower’s Day

The 2017 International Protea Association (IPA) Grower’s Day was held on September 4th, in Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Farmers, propagators, breeders, educators, researchers and marketers gathered in an open forum of communication and friendship to promote and expand the protea industry. The event drew nearly 100 attendees from 10 countries. Grower’s Day topics included: Strategic Intelligence […]

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Manual for the cultivation of the main genus of the South African Proteas – Dr Juan Alberto Rodriguez-Pérez

(Buy here) This book, as the name suggests, is a manual for the cultivation of the main genus of the Southafrican proteas: Leucadendron, Leucospermum, Protea and Serruria.  It includes a valuable information for the commercial growers of these plants, and for those that use them in landscaping. After the definition of the concept of protea […]

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Proteaceae and new ornamentals conference in Perth succeeds on all levels (Bettina Gollnow)

With almost 90 registrations, and participants from 14 countries (Australia, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Oman, the Philippines, Portugal, South Africa, the UK, and the USA), the conference was a great success. The rich diversity of knowledge at the conference resulted from combining two working groups of the International Society for […]

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