1972 Journal Papers

 Postponed - 50th Anniversary Symposium Wed/Thu 1-2 Sep 

Due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, unknown timing of alert level changes, and because we would prefer a face-to-face celebration of 50 years of the Society, the Agronomy Society Council took the decision on 25 Aug to postpone the 50th Anniversary symposium scheduled for next week (Wednesday/Thursday 1-2 Sep). 

The Symposium will be postponed until April 2022 (dates to be confirmed shortly).  A message will be sent out to sponsors, registrants & members on Thu 26 Aug.

Immediately below are PDF files of individual papers from the 2nd Agronomy Society Conference held at Palmerston North, Manawatu in 1972.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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President's address: Morality and partnership in crop production

H.C. Smith pp. 1-3


The effects of time of application of nitrogen on seed yield of ‘Grasslands Ruanui’ ryegrass

M.J. Hill pp. 5-10


Method of seedbed preparation - effects on maize (Zea mays L.) and barley (Hordeum sativum Jess) yields

P.C. Palmer, A. G. Mackay and B.P. O'Connor pp. 11-20


A maize (Zea mays L.) crop rotation-study in Poverty Bay

J.A. Douglas, D.P. Sinclair and T.E. Ludecke pp. 21-29


The use of small plots and a small harvester in the evaluation of barley cultivars

A.D. Hall pp. 31-37


The use of a systematic spacing design in plant population studies

J.A. Douglas and C.B. Dyson pp. 39-47


Field evaluation of Zephyr barley

J.P. Malcolm and W.J. Thompson pp. 49-55


The yield performance of five recently released potato cultivars

L.W. Blackmore, J.A. Douglas, E.N. Honore and C.C. McLeod pp. 57-63


Some problems with the introduction of a new bean crop to New Zealand

J. Palmer pp. 65-71


Cultivation of Solanum in Canterbury

R.F. Fryer pp. 73-84


Some effects of cycocel and ethrel on maturity, yield and keeping quality of onions (Allium cepa L.)

W.T. Bussell pp. 85-93


The establishment of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) with cover crops

T.P. Palmer and R. Wynn-Williams pp. 95-110


Micrometeorological instrumentation

J.S. Talbot and J.P. Kerr pp. 111-124


The effect of nematodes on the growth and utilisation of phosphorus by white clover on a yellow-brown loam (Summary Only)

J.P. Widdowson, W.B. Healy and G.W. Yeates pp. 125-126


Stomatal pores – The link between leaf and atmosphere (Summary Only)

H.G. McPherson p. 127


Link between leaf and evapotranspiration rates of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.), paspalum (Paspalum dilatatum) and maize (Zea mays L.) (Summary Only)

J.P. Kerr and J.S. Talbot p. 128