1979 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 9th Agronomy Society Conference held at Lincoln, Canterbury in 1979.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Agronomy Society Papers


Forage production from cool-season annual legumes as affected by planting date and temperature

K.A. Hughes and A.O. Taylor pp. 1-4


A comparison of lucerne growth and development under field and controlled environment conditions

C.G. Janson pp. 5-6


An evaluation of lucerne and clover crops for finishing weaned lambs

K.T. Jagusch, P.V. Rattray, G. Winn pp. 7-10


Response of yield components to plant density and time of sowing in two cultivars of field beans (Vicia faba L.)

S.D. Newton pp. 11-14


Effect of triiodobenzoic acid (TIBA) on the growth habit and yield of soybean

S.J. McCormick and J.T.K. Poll pp. 15-17


Vining pea cultivars in Hawkes Bay 1976-77 to 1978-79

W.T. Bussell, B.T. Rogers, M.J. Wraight pp. 19-21


Yield components of Kopara wheat in response to seeding rates, rates and times of application of nitrogen fertilizer

M.M. Nourafza and R.H.M. Langer pp. 23-27


Designing a long-term nitrogen balance experiment

P.W. Gandar and P.E.H. Gregg pp. 29-34


The establishment of a long-term direct-drilling conventional cultivation comparison

C.J. Janson pp. 35-36

Symposium: Temperature and Plant Productivity in New Zealand


The physiological effects of temperature on plant growth

I.F. Wardlaw pp. 39-48


Effects of frosting on sub-tropical grasses

B.J. Forde and L.J. Davies pp. 49-53


Temperature effects on the nitrogen nutrition of legumes

J.H. Hoglund pp. 55-58


The effect of temperature on flowering

R.G. Thomas pp. 59-64


Temperature effects on inflorescence development and grain filling of cereals

I.R. Brooking pp. 65-69


Matching the crop to the environment

H.G. McPherson, P.W. Gandar and I.J. Warrington pp. 71-78


Some aspects of temperature variability over New Zealand

S.W. Goulter and S.M. Hurnard pp. 79-84


The high altitude tropics - a source of plants for New Zealand

S.N. Dawes pp. 85-88


Programming the production and harvest of process crops

W.T. Bussell, R.E. Lill, J. Burgmans and B.T. Rogers pp. 89-91


The effect of seasonal variation in temperature on the yield of maize in the Waikato and Gisborne regions

S.J. McCormick pp. 93-96


Cold tolerance and its relevance to maize breeding in New Zealand

H.A. Eagles pp. 97-100


Effects of temperature on pasture production

J.A. Baars and J.E. Wailer pp. 101-104


Effect of locality and sowing date on seasonal rates of dry matter accumulation of cereal forages

A.O. Taylor and K.A. Hughes pp 105-108


Temperature and the growth of Pinus radiata

D.A. Rook and D. Whitehead pp. 109-112

Symposium on Irrigation


Economics of irrigation

I.J. Ritchie pp. 115-120


The effect of soil and rainfall on the response of pasture to irrigation

J.M. Hayman and S.D. McBride pp. 121-124


Designing cropping timetables for irrigation farming

D.B. Bishop pp. 125-128


Breeding crops for irrigation

D.R. Wilson pp. 129-132


The growth, nitrogen uptake and yield of spring-sown wheat on Lismore silt loam

B.F. Quinn and E.G. Drewitt pp. 133-138


The effect or irrigation and other agronomic treatments on the yield of potatoes grown on Templeton silt loam

R.J. Martin pp. 139-143