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National Rose Trial Garden of Australia 2017 Awards

In Australia, the National Rose Trial Garden (NRTGA) was established in 1996 to trial roses not yet commercially released, bred locally or internationally.

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GIA annual report released

GIA has recently released its third annual report, covering the 2016/17 year.

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2017 International Statistical Yearbook now available

The International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2017 yearbook shares the available data on the global production and trade of flowers and plants.

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Upper North Island dominates race for NZ’s top young horticulturist

This year’s search for New Zealand’s best young horticulturalist has a distinctly Upper North Island flavour with four out of the five contestants for New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017 coming from Gisborne, Auckland, Te Puke and Waiheke Island, with and one hailing from Christchurch.

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Floral purchasing study reveals data on flower-buying consumers

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) recently released their Floral Purchase Tracking Study.

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Interplant’s new roses ‘Flow’

After thousands of crossings and 25 years of experimenting, Interplant says that it has succeeded in creating a new type of rose family that goes beyond the traditional rose, which it calls 'Flow'.

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NZFGA may be wound up

Resolutions moved at this year’s AGM provide for the winding up of the NZ Flower Growers Association, unless other solutions are found.

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NSW cut flower exports

There are many flowers grown in Australia suitable for export, according to the Australian Cut Flower Industry's website.

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NZGAP Future Focus - Technology Report

New Zealand GAP says that it’s aware that the country’s primary industries are at the beginning of a technology revolution, and is anticipating and planning for a phase of rapid change is this area.

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Phytosanitary issue for Indian plant imports

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) reports that the Indian Government has begun issuing phytosanitary certificates from an electronic web-based system.

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