1980 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 10th Agronomy Society Conference held at Auckland in 1980.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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Agronomy Society Papers


Presidential address: Agronomy – a multidiscipline research

S.J. McCormick pp. 1-2


Sweet sorghum and beet crops for energy in northern North Island

G.J. Piggot and C.A. Farrell pp. 3-4


A preliminary investigation into the fertiliser requirements of fodder beet (Beta vulgaris L. cv. Monoblanc) on some Canterbury soils

R.C. Stephen, T.N. Kemp and B.W. Todd pp. 5-8


Yields and sugar contents of sugar beet and fodder beet cultivars

R.J. Martin pp. 9-12


Summer brassica forages in Northland

G.J. Piggot, C.A. Farrell, G.L. Stebleton and P.W. Shannon pp. 13-15


Winter forage lupins and residual soil nitrogen

G.J. Piggot and D.M. Cooper pp. 17-18


The strategic use of lucerne pastures as feed for sheep

K.T. Jagusch, P.V. Rattray, J.F. Smith, R. Lynch, T. Oliver and L.F.C. Brunswick pp. 19-22


Effect of stage of growth and season on the major element composition of the aerial parts of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.)

E.R. Thorn and G.S. Smith pp. 23-26


Performance of lucerne/grass mixtures on Atiamuri sand

J.A. Baars pp. 27-29


The effect of early season temperatures on maize growth and its relation to grain yield

S.J. McCormick pp. 31-33


Variability and bias in wheat grain yields derived from plots of different widths and lengths

D.J. Saville and R.C. Stephen pp. 35-38


Soybean production in Northland

G.J. Piggot, C.A. Farrell and E.N. Honore pp. 39-41


Growth patterns of six wheat cultivars

E.G. Drewitt and B.F. Quin pp. 43-47


Why use legumes in intensive forage crop production systems

A.O. Taylor pp. 49-53


Preliminary assessment of sub-tropical legume species at several sites in Northland

G.J. Goold and W.B. McMeikan pp. 55-57


Cool season annual legumes for a double cropping system in the Waikato

E.R. Thom pp. 59-61


Legumes for winter greenfeed production in South Island arable cropping systems

C.G. Janson and T.L. Knight pp. 63-65


Sainfoin - curiosity or crop?

J.A. Fortune and N.J. Withers pp. 67-71


Growth and management of sainfoin on pumice soils

N.S. Percival and I.P.M. McQueen pp. 73-76


Virus diseases of annual legume crops

J.W. Ashby pp. 77-80


Measurement of sugar content in fodder and sugar beets

B.F. Quin, C.E. Wright and P.H. Woods pp. 81-84

Symposium: Approaches to Agronomic Research


The efficacy of agronomic research in New Zealand

P.W. Gandar and J.P. Kerr pp. 87-92


Statistical significance in crop fertiliser trials in relation to the profitability of applying fertiliser

J.A. Douglas and C.B. Dyson pp. 93-95


Replication of field trials in space and time

D.J. Saville pp. 97-99


A systems approach to defining agronomic problems and setting objectives for research

A. Wright pp. 101-102


Development of a simulation model for pasture growth

J.A. Baars pp. 103-106


Strategies for crop research

H.A. Nix pp. 107-110


Development of research procedures for agronomic research and planning

G.C. Cossens pp. 111-113