Reports from IPA research grants will be posted in the members’ only section of the IPA website as they become available. Some of these are published as full scientific journal reports in Acta Horticulturae and other journals.
No grant was awarded.
US$5,000 was awarded to Louisa Blomerus from the Agricultural Research Council, South Africa on the project “Investigating an alternative vegetative rooting protocol for the propagation of difficult-to-root Protea cultivars”.
The available US$6,000 of funding was split between pathology research (50%) and post-harvest research (50%).
K. Bezuidenhout from the Agricultural Research Council, South Africa – Fusarium Wilt of Proteaceae in Southern Africa: US$ 3,000
L. Hoffman & K. Bezuidenhout (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa) – Postharvest control of Botrytis cinerea in selected Leucospermum and Leucadendron species: US$ 3,000
Cramer & Hawkins: University of Cape Town, South Africa. Understanding and alleviating phosphorus toxicity in Proteaceae grown on land in conversion from crop farming. US$2,500.00
Emma S. Toste, Uni of La Laguna, Tenerife. Micropropagation of some Leucospermum cultivars: US$2,500.00
Hui Liu, University of Western Australia, Australia: Interspecific hybridisation and phylogenetic relationships in Leucadendron. US$1,000.00
US$5,000 was awarded to Karien Lubbe (M.Sc Agric) for research on Fusarium wilt of Proteaceae in Southern Africa.
Amelia Martyn on the effect of shade on bract browning in waratah (Telopea spp.)
Gail Littlejohn, Gerrit van den Berg and Karien Lubbe on the screening for Elsinoë scab resistant Leucospermum genotypes and progeny seedlings between genotypes with different reactions to controlled infection.