1977 Journal Papers

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Agronomy Society Papers


Presidential address - Climate and crop production

J.P. Kerr pp. 1-3


Fattening beef weaners on crops - I. A theoretical economic appraisal

R.C. Stephen and R.C. McDonald pp. 5-11


Fattening beef weaners on crops - II. A preliminary assessment of crop and animal performance

R.C. Stephen, R.C. McDonald and K.R. Wilson pp. 13-16


Animal production on crops versus pasture in the autumn - I. Weaned lambs

R.C. McDonald, R.C. Stephen and K.R. Wilson pp. 17-19


Animal production on crops versus pasture in the autumn – II. Finishing beef weaners

R.C. McDonald, K.R. Wilson, R.C. Stephen and G.H. Davis pp. 21-25


The effect of harvest date and nitrogenous fertiliser on cool season forage yields of cereals and tama ryegrass in Nelson and Marlborough

P.J. Rhodes pp. 27-30


Summer and early autumn forage yields of maize, sorghums and millets in Nelson and Marlborough

P.J. Rhodes pp. 31-35


The evaluation of a teosinte-maize hybrid for forage

A.D. Hall pp. 37-39


An evaluation of turnips (NZ York Globe) and 1000 headed kale (Brassica oleracea) as autumn finishing crops for heavy weight lambs

K.T. Jagusch, P.A. Farquhar and Carol Kevey pp. 41-44


Influence of maturity and frequency of harvest on the nutritive quality of cool season forage legumes

A.O. Taylor, K.A. Hughes, R.M. Haselmore and R. Holland pp. 45-49


Seedling growth of Medicago truncatula and Ornithopus sativus on a Manawatu fine sandy loam as affected by pH, N, P, K and rhizobial inoculation

J.M. de Ruiter and A.O. Taylor pp. 51-53


The performance of prospective wheat cultivars in the southern half of the North Island

W.J.P. Mitchel and R.J. Cross pp. 55-56


The effect of time of sowing and density on pod position and yield of two cultivars of field beans (Vicia faba L.)

S.D. Newton and G.D. Hill pp. 57-63


A comparison of seed and nutrient yield of spring-sown grain legumes

G.D. Hill, P.E. Horn and N.G. Porter pp. 65-68


Influence of branch removal, plant density and species on pod set and seed yield of lupins

S.J. Herbert pp. 69-73


The effect of plant population and time of harvest on growth of hybrid and non-hybrid maize

E.R. Thom pp. 75-80


Effects of sowing rate and nitrogen fertiliser on tillering of "Karamu" and "Kopara" wheats

J. Frazer and C.T. Dougherty pp. 81-87


Limitations on breeding high-protein field peas

W.A. Jermyn pp. 89-91

Symposium - Acceptable Crop Cultivar Scheme


The acceptable crop cultivar scheme in New Zealand

P. Thaine pp. 95-96


Plant varieties rights in New Zealand

I.G. Forbes pp. 97-98


National and recommended lists and associated procedures in Britain and Europe

I.M. Ritchie pp. 99-101


A basis for crop cultivar evaluation

J.A. Douglas, C.B. Dyson and J.E. Wailer pp. 103-106


The mandatory accepted cultivar list for agricultural seeds in New Zealand and its relationship to plant breeding and agricultural progress

P.S. Yates pp. 107-110


Plant breeders' rights: the viewpoint of a government-employed plant breeder

J.M. McEwan pp. 111-112


Farmer's assessment of plant breeders' rights and the acceptable crop cultivar scheme

N.Q. Wright pp. 113-114


Plant breeders' rights and the acceptable cultivar scheme - a review

J.G.H. White pp. 115-116