1973 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 3rd Agronomy Society Conference held at Hamilton, Waikato in 1973.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Presidential Address: The organisation of agronomic research in New Zealand

P.B. Lynch pp. 1-6


Yield response to nitrogen application by continuous spring wheat

R.C. Stephens, R.S. Scott and A. Kelson pp. 7-11


Winter forage crops in Canterbury

R.C. Stephen pp. 13-17


Summer forage crops in Canterbury

D.R. McMilland and A.S. Brown pp. 19-24


Experiments with warm-zone crops for summer greenfeed in the Waikato

K. Cottier pp. 25-31


A quantitative study of the length of time of fallow required for seed-bed preparation for maize in the Waikato

A. Mackay and G. Rowe pp. 33-38


An evaluation of the requirements of direct seeded maize in the Waikato

S.J. McCormick and A. Mackay pp. 39-45


Silage maize production in the Manawatu

P.H. Menalda and J.P. Kerr pp. 47-55


An environmental problem with grain sorghums

A.O. Taylor pp. 57-62


Sweet lupins for seed production

N.J. Withers pp. 63-68


Potato spacing trials in South Canterbury

C.C. McLeod pp. 69-72


The effect of irrigation on the yield components and nitrogen uptake of three wheat cultivars

E.G. Drewitt and D.S. Rickard pp. 73-80


Potential for feed wheat production – a review

H.C. Smith and M. Marshall pp. 81-86