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Proteacea in NZ

New Zealand’s Outdoor Flower and Foliage Growers Association has eight out of thirty five members who grow Proteacea, generally in conjunction with other crops. The OFFGA group meets 2-3 times per year for field trips or workshops.  The most recent […]

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Bouquet of Proteas

Research Update Report

Hannah Lutgen and Russel Galanti have played instrumental research roles with local farms, supporting growers and producers with dedicated expertise focused on pests and diseases of Proteaceae crops. Lutgen and Galanti recently published two CTAHR extension publications that outline fungal

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Pin cushion protea

Hawaii Update Report

The August wildfires devastated Lahaina, wiping out hundreds of businesses in a matter of hours and crippling Maui’s economic engine. More than two months later, businesses on Maui, many of them miles away from the burn zone, are struggling. Several

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Wildfire

Australia

The Australian industry includes production and marketing of Proteaceae for flowers and foliage within the broader category of ‘wildflowers’. We use the name ‘wildflowers’ for flowers and foliage endemic to Australia and South Africa – primarily species from the plant

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