1996 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 26th Agronomy Society Conference held at Hamilton, Waikato in 1996.  Please click on the title of interest to download the file:

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The vegetable industry - exporting for growth

P. Silcock pp. 1-3


Project 98 - Green initiative for New Zealand's food and beverage industry: A vision of leadership

B. Mogridge pp. 5-8


Arable farming and research - into the next century

N.B. Pyke pp. 9-12


Sustainability issues for the arable industry

M. Dunbier pp.13-16


Management of birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) pastures for productivity and persistence 

J.J. Bologna, J.S. Rowarth, T.J. Fraser and G.D. Hill pp. 17-21


Growth of ryegrass and white clover under canopies with contrasting transmission of ultraviolet-B radiation

C. Matthew, A. Hofmann, G.L. Rapson, R.L. McKenzie, P.D. Kemp and M.A. Osborne pp. 23-30


Shoot strength and seedling emergence of a range of pasture grasses and seed lots of timothy (Phleum pratense L.) of different mean seed weight

A.V. Jones, M. Andrews, B.A. McKenzie and C.E. Milburn pp.31-35


Effect of nitrogen and phosphate fertiliser on the yield and nitrogen content of Barkant turnips sown as a summer supplementary feed for dairy cows in Taranaki

A.J. Pearson and N.A. Thomson pp. 37-43


A comparison of maize silage hybrids in the Manawatu

J.P. Millner, R. Villaver and A.K. Hardacre pp. 45-49


The effect of sowing date on growth and yield of two cultivars of oats

R.J. Martin pp. 51-59


Prediction of late nitrogen fertiliser effects on wheat quality using a chlorophyllometer

J.M. de Ruiter and C. Davies pp. 61-70


Nitrogen fixation in peas (Pisum sativum L.), lupins (Lupinus angustifolius L.) and lentils (Lens culinaris Medik.)

L. Kelstrup, J.S. Rowarth, P.H. Williams and C. Ronson pp. 71-74


Root growth and nodulation of pinto bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cv. Othello

B.A. McKenzie, G.D. Hill and C. Gabiana pp. 75-78