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November 13, 2015

Miller invited to judge international Proflora floriculture show in Colombia

Submitted by Anne Springer

Chad Miller, assistant professor of landscape horticulture, was one of three international judges recently invited to participate in the 2015 Proflora Exposition in Bogota, Colombia. Proflora is an international floriculture event every two years and is organized by Asocoflores, the Association of Colombian Flower Exporters. Colombia is a significant exporter of cut flowers to the United States, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of the first flower exports to the U.S.

Cut flower producers, plant breeders and floriculture product suppliers from 15 countries showcased their products at this year's exposition. As a part of the judging competition, flower growers and breeders submit cut flower entries to be judged and recognized as having outstanding varieties. This year there were more than 450 different entries, including cut roses, chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, carnations and other flower species. In addition to judging, the organizers provided a guided visit to a nearby cut flower producer of roses and alstroemeria.

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