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Perth to host international conference on Proteaceae and new ornamental crops

A unique opportunity awaits ornamental plant researchers, growers and marketers in August when Australia hosts the VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops, the XII International Protea Research Symposium and the XVII International Protea Association Conference. Combining these three conferences in one is a first and will offer delegates more opportunities to hear from an […]

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‘Walking on the wild side’ – create floral design with wildflowers: CD available now

Promotion opportunity for increasing florist use of our floral products WildFlowers Australia recently held a floral evening to demonstrate and celebrate the creative and innovative use of Australian and South African native flowers in floristry. The arrangements created on the evening were photographed and are available on CD. This is a great opportunity to show […]

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Second call announcement

Second Announcement and Call for Abstracts http://protea-new-ornamentals2015.org/ VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops, XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference Perth Australia 20 to 24 August, 2015 The Conference will provide a forum for researchers from around the globe to present the latest research on developing new ornamental crops for […]

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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 http://www.wildflowersaustralia.com.au/floristry-competition Photos […]

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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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