Sunday, November 3, 2013

California Protea Association General Meeting

This fall Resendiz Brothers hosted the California Protea Association's (CPA) General Meeting. The program started out with a very informative presentation by Rolf Timmerman, Head International Technical Consultant, from Chrysal International. Rolf covered several important subjects: First, he gave an update on Protea Post-Harvest Treatments and the latest research from South Africa. Then he discussed Waxflower Post-Harvest treatments and practices; as well as the best practices on tinting greens. For more details on these topics we've provided a link to Rolf's power point presentation. 

In addition, Ben Gill with California Protea Management gave a brief update on South America's current protea production, and Diana Roy shared information about the California Cut Flower Commission's Sustainability Program and the newly developed California Cut Flower Co-op. 
The evening's final guest speaker was Rene' van Rems, who did an enlightening presentation on current style trends like Shabby Chic, Eco Glam, Patch World, Curio as it relates to old world, and New Neutrals - the grays, beiges and soft greens that so often coincide with what we see here on our flower farms.

The meeting concluded with the CPA's traditional plant and floral raffle and also included samples that were donated by Chrysal. Many thanks to all the speakers and flower farmers who participated and attended this event!

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